God did not call me to be a property manager

“God did not call me to be a property manager.” While I may not have spoken these words out loud, almost ten years ago they were definitely in my head! The words come from the time early in my career with Center for Transforming Communities (CTC) when I was fully resistant to any suggestion that my emerging role with the organization should include the oversight of an old church building. In 2008, I had been on a ten-year journey to claim the vocation that I felt God had given me. It was (and is) a vocation to work for social justice, especially around issues of race, gender and class. My new role as Executive Director (ED) of CTC was going to give me the chance to do this alongside neighbor

An evening with Rev. James Lawson, Civil Rights icon and founder of Communities of Shalom

Editor’s Note: Last month, CTC had the honor of hosting noted Civil Rights leader and pastor Rev. James Lawson for a special gathering of the Shalom Zones and our community supporters. In addition to his work during the height of the Civil Rights movement, Rev. Lawson was one of the visionaries behind the Communities of Shalom movement. This post contains an edited version of introductory remarks given by CTC’s board chair, Suzanne Bonefas, that evening, along with photos of Rev. Lawson visiting with several of the Shalom Zone leaders. All photo credits to Katie Barber Photography. Good evening everyone! I’m Suzanne Bonefas, Chair of the Board of Directors for CTC and I’m so thrilled to see

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