September 20, 2017

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...

On November 6, 2015, the Center for Transforming Communities hosted an evening of celebration recognizing the 5th anniversary of several of the Midsouth Shalom Zones. In 2010, CTC assisted with the formation of four Shalom Zones: The Mason Caregivers, The Corners of Hi...

April 7, 2015

Amy took time this week to talk with Robert Thompson and Mike Neiss on the Thought Grenades series Leadership for the Common Good. She shares some details about our Communities of Shalom initiative and congregation-led community change in Memphis. 

To listen to the inte...

February 28, 2015

What are these Neighborhood Engagements to Shape the Future of Education all about? Watch this video to find out. 

July 17, 2014

One of my favorite resources for Communities of Shalom is the book titled Building a People of Power by Robert Linthicum. Within the book, Linthicum gives a great introduction to a key concept that churches need to apply if they are serious about working for...

July 10, 2014

Not too long ago, I had the privilege of sitting down and talking with Floridia Jackson, a Memphis native who has most recently become the Director of the Memphis School of Servant Leadership. Floridia has been active with this school for several years. She started off...

April 15, 2014

I had the opportunity to shadow Center for Transforming Communities (CTC) Director, Amy Moritz, on a Friday afternoon in February in the South Memphis Shalom Zone. In the prior week I had begun learning about the community group capacity building and sustainable social...

October 29, 2013

The principles of Communities of Shalom are as applicable in a rural context as they are in an urban neighborhood.  In a town of 1400 people, Mason Caregivers Shalom Community is fostering unity, promoting education and dreaming of so much more.

Pastor Billy...