Impediments to a Flourishing Church and Community Part 4: Faith Community and Law Enforcement (Hampton Roads)
Join us for a complimentary lunch as we have a dialogue about impediments to a flourishing church and community.
"Pope Francis expounds on the cost of excluding African Americans and others from the economy, writing, "Until exclusion and inequality in society (and in the economy) and between peoples is reversed, it will be impossible to eliminate violence...When a society - Whether local, national or global - is willing to leave a part of itself on the fringes, no political programs or resources spent on law enforcement or surveillance systems can indefinitely guarantee tranquility." (Luke Bobo, Race, Economics and Apologetics: Is there A Connection?)
We are partnering with the monthly Pastors Dialogue on Racism, Poverty and Violence for this event. Also, as part of their Community Week, the Newport News Police Department Academy Recruits and the Academy Training Staff will be joining us.
As we continue to express our collective belief to integrate faith, work, and economic wisdom for the flourishing of our churches and communities, the Hampton Roads and the Richmond Made To Flourish networks are hosting a conference where we will explore how pastors and leaders can begin and continue to bring these ideas alive in our communities.
During this conference, attendees will explore topics related to pastoral isolation, the root of work problems in our communities, compassion and poverty, and more. Speakers from around the country will join us to gather and equip pastors and leaders in our network.