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CNU MEMBERS CHRISTIAN CAUCUS NEWSLETTER

Mar. 2019
Third Church Charrette image by JJ Zanetta of Depiction Illustration

– FOUNDED 2016 –

The mission of the CNU-MCC is to support CNU by extending the
concepts and practices of New Urbanism to the Christian community.

CNU-MCC identifies a nexus of overlapping concerns and values that are central to both Christian faith and New Urbanism. They are social justice, creation care/environmental sustainability, and urbanism that begets community wellbeing and serves the common good. CNU-MCC, therefore, prioritizes its work in these areas. To learn more please visit our webpage.

Loving our Neighbor[hood]


CNU27 PRE-DAY
June 11, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Since the CNU-MCC's founding three years ago our membership has grown year-to-year, and so too has interest in CNU-MCC's sponsored sessions at the annual congress. Last year, for example, the CNU-MCC member led session was standing room only with people in the hallway listening to the presentations. For this reason we decided to host a pre-day event at CNU27 for Christian Caucus members who want to arrive the afternoon before CNU kicks off to engage with more CNU-MCC curated content, and for local church leaders to learn more about caring for our communities and neighbors through the lens of New Urbanism and CNU's specialized toolkit for (re)designing and building healthy, sustainable, just, and liveable cities, towns, and neighborhoods.  

We have put together a simple program to achieve the following goals:

  • More opportunity for connection and sharing between CNU-MCC members
  • Connect locals--planners, designers, community developers and local pastors--with each other and with CNU and CNU-MCC members.
  • A forum for engaging with new urban content/examples/issues that are relevant to Christians, the church, and New Urbanists.

To learn more about the pre-day program and to register to attend go to this link to get your free ticket.

 If you are Louisville local please share this opportunity 
with your network.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

We need a few volunteers for CNU27 pre-day table discussion facilitators (see above). If you'd like to help with this please send an e-mail to cnumcc@gmail.com

EVENTS

Annual CNU-MCC Prayer-Breakfast and Business Meeting: This will be held at CNU27 on Thursday morning, June 13.  The breakfast meet-greet-& prayer is 7-8 AM followed by the business meeting 8-9am. More details will be provided in future newsletters.

Inhabit Conference: April 26-27, 2019 (Seattle). This is the Parish Collective's national event, which is a movement that embraces placemaking, and several CNU-MCC members are involved with including Christopher Miller, Sara Joy Proppe, and Chris Elisara. We highly recommend Inhabit and the Cultivate gathering to CNU-MCC members.

CCDA Annual Conference: Oct. 9-12, 2019 (Dallas). This is the premiere Christian Community development organization's annual conference. Several CNU-MCC members are members of CCDA and have been working on building bridges with CNU and adding New Urbanism to CCDA's toolkit. 
 
10th World Urban Forum (WUF10): Abu Dhabi, 8 to 13 February 2020:  The World Urban Forum, which is convened by UN-Habitat, is the world’s most important conference on cities. As a non-legislative forum open to all, it provides the opportunity for thousands of participants involved in all aspects of urbanization to share practices and knowledge on how cities are built, planned and managed. Participants include national, regional and local government, NGOs, community based organizations, research institutions, the private sector, development finance institutions, the media, UN agencies and other stakeholders. There will be a significant Christian and faith-based programing at WUF10.  Watch this space for more details.
Know of events that CNU-MCC members should know about,
or partner with?
Email us!

GET INVOLVED

CNU-MCC CONTRIBUTION EDITOR FOR THE NEW URBAN WORLD JOURNAL:
CNU-MCC is now a regular contributor on urbanism and design in the New Urban World Journal published biannually by the Urban Shalom Society. We are looking for someone with writing and editorial experience to plan and manage the content for each issue. To read the current issue of the journal go to this link. If you are interested in this service opportunity please reach out to us.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR AN ARTICLE FOR THE NEW URBAN WORLD JOURNAL
The next issue of The New Urban World Journal (see above for more information) is on the topic of urbanism and creation care. If you would like to contribute an article for this issue please send an email to cnumcc@gmail.com.

SEND US YOUR NEWS AND EVENTS:
If you have news or an event you'd like members to know about please send that information to cnumcc@gmail.com so we can include it in our newsletters.

HELPING HANDS NEEDED:
Interested in helping the CNU-MCC with web and communication needs? Please contact us!
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