BOSTON, April 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “It is appalling that the most segregated hour of Christian America is eleven o’clock on Sunday morning.” The vision of TechMission’s UrbanMinistry.org is to help promote social justice and end that segregation by using Web 2.0 technology to connect the urban and suburban church worlds. Some features of the website include:
— Urban Ministry Conference Materials, Blogs, Sermon Videos, MP3s, and Online Courses: including over 100 keynote talks and workshops from past urban ministry conferences — Gospelpedia: similar to Wikipedia but covering all topics of interest to Christian social services including urban youth ministry, addiction recovery, technology and ministry and volunteer management: http://www.urbanministry.org/gospelpedia — Local Volunteer Opportunities including over 1,500 volunteer opportunities from nearly 900 organizations. National partners on this site include: CCDA, UYWI, YouthPartnersNet, HLIC, Salvation Army and AGRM. http://www.christianvolunteering.org/ — Ability to Submit Material including: videos from YouTube or Google Video, MP3s, document templates, presentations, testimonies, blogs, articles to the Gospelpedia, online courses and any Book/DVD suggestions from Amazon.
The vision of UrbanMinistry.org is to provide the tools to enable a mass movement of user-contributed content from diverse cultural perspectives to help address injustice. Examples on UrbanMinistry.org include:
-- Combating AIDS in Africa Channel
-- Anti-Human Trafficking Channel
-- Fighting Global Hunger/Poverty Channels
-- Anti-Sweatshop Channel
-- Anti-Police Brutality Channel