Calling forth the world we seek
No groups have greater potential to transform our communities than people of faith. We gather in common purpose. We develop bonds as strong as family. We hold visions of a healed world and commit ourselves to the work of justice and compassion. We are poised to be a sustaining force for justice in the public square.
And yet— as people of faith, most of us know more about how to pray and hope for change than how to inspire and create it. Our congregations care well for one another and engage in acts of mercy, but we also need to live out our roles as people of faith in the public square. We need tools and skills to help us work together, drawing from the teachings of our faith traditions to build relationships and shape a society that values all people as beloved.
And so…the Kaleo Center.
Kaleo Center stands at the intersection of faith and public life, joining faith leaders and communities as powerful forces for change. We prepare and inspire faithful leadership for the world through our degrees, concentrations, certificates and trainings in social transformation. We research effective strategies, teach core competencies and strengthen the best practices needed for faithful social change.
This hurting world needs the engaged imaginations of people of faith: our deepest capacity, our strongest voice and our most effective action. If justice is your calling, Kaleo Center is calling you.
Igniting prophetic imagination.
Kaleo Center works to restore to life, enliven and provoke the best and deepest passions in persons of faith. Grounded in the prophetic tradition of justice and the biblical mandate to set at liberty those who are oppressed, we respond to the call for the healing of the world. We struggle together, we invite others, we push forward; inspiring and creating real avenues of change and writing new endings.
Preparing faithful leaders.
We equip and empower faithful leaders with the theological, strategic, analytical and practical skills needed to act powerfully for the common good. We connect our deepest values with our best actions. We prepare faith communities to claim their voice and be ready, willing and able to be a transformational force in the world.
Connecting the community.
Advancing the praxis of social transformation.
We equip and empower faithful leaders with the skills they need to serve God’s commonwealth. We engage in innovative research to advance the art of social transformation — and we also participate actively in the learning process with our students and community partners, refining methods and making improvements as we go. We understand that true transformation is not a linear progression but an iterative cycle of action and reflection, requiring our best thinking, our deepest commitment and our faithful action.
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Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Place: Grace Lutheran Church of Apple Valley, 7800 West Country Road 42 (just west of Cedar Avenue)