Briefs: Justice Summit, Fund-Raising Cook-off

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North Park to Host Justice Summit and Chicago Reload

CHICAGO, IL (February 9, 2012) – North Park University will host Justice Summit and Chicago Reload on March 23-24. The event combines Chicago Reload, an annual event for urban youth workers, with a new Justice Summit.

Participants attending the summit will learn how to engage in ministries of compassion, mercy and justice; confront policies through advocacy and community organizing, and partner with programs and projects of community-based organizations, all from a Christian perspective.

Cornell West from Princeton University, Jim Wallis from Sojourners, and Harvey Carey, pastor of Citadel of Faith Covenant Church in Detroit, are a few of the featured speakers. Workshops also will be available to attendees.

Early registration will continue through February 29. Regular registration begins March 1. Click here to register for the event.

Chefs Cook-off to Support Local Outreach Effort

McPHERSON, KS (February 9, 2012) – Countryside Covenant Church is among several faith communities co-sponsoring the second annual Battle of the Chefs soup cook-off on Saturday, February 18, at the McPherson Community Building. The event will take place from 11 a.m. until. 2 p.m.

Admission is a free-will offering in support of the Omega Project, a local program designed to help individuals caught in destructive lifestyles. The event will feature soups and desserts with visitors joining a panel of judges in casting votes for favorite entries.

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