Why I Hire Former Convicts and Gang Members

By John Shegerian, Electronic Recyclers International, Fresno, Calif. When I took over Electronic Recyclers International in late 2004, it was a failing company. I decided to restructure and rebrand it. And when it came time to hire new employees, I saw an opportunity to hire individuals from what have typically been marginalized segments of society:…

Dr. Efrain Agosto to Speak at New York Theological Seminary

Dr. Efrain Agosto will be delivering the seventeenth Annual George W. Webber Lecture in Urban Ministry at NYTS entitled “Theological Education for the 21st Century: Retrospective and Futuring”. Agosto is the Academic Dean, Professor of New Testament and Director of the Programa de Ministerios Hispanos (Hispanic Ministries Program) at Hartford Seminary. He came to Hartford…

President Obama is scheduled to address the Issue of Immigration Today at the American University

Today, President Obama will deliver remarks on the need to fix our broken immigration system through comprehensive immigration reform at the American Univeristy School of International Service.  The speech will be streamed live at WhiteHouse.gov at 10:45AM EDT (www.whitehouse.gov/live).    If you miss it, at 1:00 PM EST you can still join Cecilia Muñoz, one of the…

Watch a live webcast with General David H. Petraeus

According to Foreign Policy magazine, the "Powell Doctrine" of overwhelming force has been supplanted by the "Petraeus Doctrine," which recognizes the primacy of the civilian and the protection of non-combatants. Questions for General Petraeus will include: What is the ethical basis of the Petraeus Doctrine and how is the Doctrine promoting accountability? What are the…

Urban Youth Workers Institute and the Coalition of Urban Youth Workers Present: RELOAD!!!

Latino Leadership Circle will be Hosting Special Event on “The Role and Importance of Theological Education.”

Since Tertullian’s provocative question, “What concord is there between the Academy and the Church?” scholars, clergy and other ministerial practitioners have wrestled to provide a meaningful answer for their time.  The Latino Leadership Circle will be hosting an event entitled, The Role and Importance of Theological Education, as part of their ACTS Urban Youth Leadership…

Global Conversation About the Church and Evangelism in NYC

We live in a new world with new realities, and it's time for a new conversation about the Church. 12 Cities | 12 Conversations, as part of the Lausanne Movement, is hosting free gatherings around the US to facilitate conversation among church leaders, thinkers, pastors, authors, musicians, advocates, artists, social entrepreneurs, and YOU. The New…

Come for a Celebration of the Micah Institute

You are invited to the public celebration of the Micah Institute at New York Theological Seminary on  Monday April 12 at 7:00 PM at St Mary’s Episcopal Church, 521 West 126th Street in Harlem. Inspired by the biblical prophet Micah’s call to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God, the Micah Institute is an educational…

Latino Population Projected from 54 to 55 Million in 2010 (including Puerto Rico)

By the National Institute for Latino Policy (NiLP) (March 24, 2010)   With the 2010 Census underway, we throught it would interesting to see what the Latino population count might be given current population estimates and projections by the Census Bureau. Once we get the 2010 Census results at the end of this year or…

Evangelicals for Immigration Reform

Like tens of thousands of other Americans, I'll be in Washington D.C. this Sunday in the March for America rally on behalf of undocumented immigrants. The Evangelical congregation which my wife and I have the privilege of pastoring is taking our worship on the road . At 6 a.m. we are getting on a chartered…