Modeled after the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference (SDPC), New Jerusalem Ministries (NJM) was birthed with the "hope and faith that the organization would focus on what was proclaimed in the fourth chapter of Luke,  to set captives free and to give liberty to those who are oppressed."  We, too, "seek to change the socio-political landscape for those in need as we continue our fervent quest and biblical directive to do justice."

With this calling, NJM boldly enters into the public square with an engaged prophetic imagination to work with clergy, organizational leaders and "everyday ordinary blues people" to bring about constructive change on behalf of vulnerable and marginalized populations in our community.  To date, we have focused on sexual and domestic violence issues; issues associated with mass incarceration and the "returning citizen" to community; and the ongoing challenges associated with poverty and its intersections with race and class. 

 

We support and co-sponsor the following event(s):

 

KING:  A Filmed Record…From Montgomery to Memphis

5:30 PM, February 15, 22 and March 1

Hazel Dorothy Scott Hall

Jubilee UMC Resource Center

 

 Free KING’s Youth Breakfast (For youth and family)

9 – 11, Saturday, February 24

Jubilee UMC Resource Center

 

Silent/Non-Violent Protest Meetings at Waterloo Post Office (Outside, 30-minutes)

(in solidarity with Parkland, Florida, students, teachers and families)

Noon -12:30 PM , Saturday, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17

 

Wade in the Water Program

6 PM, Sunday, February 25

Antioch Baptist Church

 

2018 Civil & Human Rights March

March 25 (Palm Sunday)

2:00 PM, Lincoln Park

Ending at Waterloo Center for the Arts

 

“The Mountaintop” Play

Tuesday, April 3

7:00 PM, Waterloo Center for the Arts

Hope Martin Theatre

 

Iowa Civil & Human Rights Awards Program and Tour

Wednesday, April 4

Waterloo Center for the Arts

Time TBA

 

First 2018 Community Wide Book Read on KING

The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr., Edited by Clayborne Carson

Tuesday, April 17 – Five Sessions (Ending June 12)

Time and Place:  TBD

 

 

Thematic Aspects of These Events:

 

50 Years Since King:  Chaos or Community?

 

More to come!  Stay tuned.

 

 

For more information, you may call 319-504-0081 (or 319-291-4441, Director Funchess)

 

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