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National Gang SummitMay 30, 2013
National Gang Summit to be held in Cleveland May 30-June 2, 2013 - The United Church of Christ, with Coalition for a Better Life (Peace in the Hood) and the International Council for Urban Peace, Justice and Empowerment, announces a National Summit to address the epidemic of youth gang violence May 30-June 2, 2013 at Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio. The Summit will draw together leaders and former gang members from across the country to build best practices to reduce urban gang involvement. The Summit marks 25 years of productive grassroots work to reduce gang violence. For more information, contact Rev. Sala Nolan Gonzales (216-736-3716, firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Coalition (116-538-4043, email@example.com). Colorado UCC Environmental Justice TrainingMay 31, 2013
On May 31-June 2, congregations of the Rocky Mountain Conference, Eco-Justice Ministries, and JWM will sponsor a train-the-trainer workshop on Environmental Justice at Mt. Evans Outdoor Lab School near Denver, CO. The cost will be $80 or $150 - depending on accommodations - and includes meals and materials. For more information and to register, click here or contact Jim Deming at firstname.lastname@example.org or Meighan Pritchard at email@example.com Torture Awareness MonthJune 1, 2013
June is Torture Awareness Month - The UCC stands against torture and supports Torture Awareness Month each year. The 2013 theme is “Healing the Culture of Torture,” calling us to reflect, pray, and act in light of the physical and spiritual harm done by torture. The National Religious Campaign Against Torture has again created a Congregational Toolkit, which includes bulletin inserts, prayers, litanies, and a downloadable poster.
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