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Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence

Faith-Based Violence Prevention Initiatives

The Center has collaborated with and will continue to develop partnerships with a number of faith-based and other local city organizations including the Mayor's Office and other agencies with a common goal of reducing or preventing youth violence in Baltimore City. A list of our collaborations and partnerships can be found below. This list is not intended to be an endorsement of any service, product, or company, nor does it necessarily reflect the views of the Johns Hopkins Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence.

**Of Special Note**

2010 Interfaith Vigil Against Violence
organizaed by the Baltimore Interfaith Coalition
Monday, January 25th  7:00 pm
Held at
Cathedral of Mary Our Queen

The event brought together faith leaders and others from throughout Baltimore City in a call to prayer and action, acknowledging the great many residents of Baltimore who have been victims of violence and the steps that need to be taken to deal with these loses. Clergy members and Baltimore residents who have been victims of violence, including relatives and friends of victims and others wishing to show their support attended this event.  Additional information concerning the event and follow-up activities will be available soon.  If you wish to receive additional information concerning the event contact either Bishop Madden (Bishop Denis Madden, Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore at Dmadden@archbalt.org or 410-547-5452) or Bishop Miles ( Bishop Douglas Miles bd2miles@yahoo.com or 410-426-0288).


Baltimore Urban Peace Program
For more information please contact:
Gary Gillespie, Director
American Friends Service Committee
4806 York Road
Baltimore, MD 21212
Phone: 410-323-9200
Fax: 410-323-7292

Email: ggillespie@afsc.org

One of four individual American Friends Service Committee programs, the Baltimore Urban Peace Program seeks to promotes nonviolence in Baltimore and the surrounding communities. Click here for a list of summer updates and projects.


Muslim Community Cultural Center of Baltimore
For more information please contact:
Imam Earl El Amin
3401 W. North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21216
Phone: 410-566-4434
Email: eelamin@ncianet.org

The Muslim Community Cultural Center of Baltimore seeks to provide cultural, educational and social resources to the Greater Walbrook Community. The Center has established several community programs, including a mentoring program at Edgewood Elementary School. Mentoring programs offer student motivational concepts in education, self-esteem, good grooming, peer pressure, self-discipline and positive values.


Jewish Community Services
For more information please contact:
Gail Lipsitz
Coordinator, Public Relations
5750 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21215

Phone: 410-843-7402
Email:
glipsitz@jcsbaltimore.org

Through the programs and services of Jewish Community Services, families and individuals will be supported in meeting basic needs for economic sufficiency; in living independently; in achieving mental health and competence; and in feeling supported by and connected to the Jewish community in ways that are meaningful to them.


New Unity Church Ministries
For more information please contact:
Rev. Johnny Golden, Pastor
502 Cathedral Street, 21201 (mailing address)
100 W. Franklin Street (church location)
Baltimore, MD 21239
Phone: 410-685-1303
Fax: 410-685-1304
Email:
nubc2654@aol.com

The mission of New Unity Church Ministries is to eliminate useless activity (“all activity is not necessarily advancement”); and make a difference in the lives of the people that the church is called to serve through regular community outreach programs and activities.


St. James United Methodist Church
For more information please contact:
Rev. Iris Ferebee-Lewis
1911 W. Lexington St.
Baltimore, MD 21223
Phone: 410-233-0020
Email:
iris613@msn.com

The St. James United Methodist Church is involved in several local community outreach projects, as well as United Methodist Church-wide faith-based activism, such as the HOPE Fund.


Union Baptist Church of Baltimore
For more information please contact:
Rev. Dr. Alvin C. Hathaway. Sr. Senior Pastor
1219 Druid Hill Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217
Phone: 410-523-6880
Email: via website

Founded in 1852, Union Baptist Church remains committed to sharing the good news of the Gospel, not only by the preaching and teaching of the Word, but by trying to live the Gospel as a Servant Church, following divine edicts to create the beloved community.  Our mission finds tangible expression in ministries designed to transform broken lives and to empower the historic, but under-resourced, urban neighborhood where God has given us residence.


Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Pastoral Care
For more information please contact:
Rev. Uwe C. Scharf
CPE Supervisor, ACPE
Director, Department of Pastoral Care
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 North Wolfe Street, Blalock 170
Baltimore, MD 21287-4170
Phone: 410-955-5842 or 43
Fax: 410-502-6765
E-mail:
uscharf1@jhmi.edu

The Department of Pastoral Care at The Johns Hopkins Hospital continues to carry on a tradition of spiritual care that began with the Visiting Clergy Service.  An interfaith chapel for private prayer and meditation open 24 hours a day is located on the first floor of the Hospital in a corner of the Children's Center lobby. Another interfaith chapel, also always open, is located off the main lobby in the new Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building, which houses the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Cancer Center, as well as a medical and surgical pavilion.


New Life United Methodist Church
For more information please contact:
Eric W. King, Pastor
4400 Parkside Drive
Baltimore, MD 21206
Phone: 410-488-1600
Email:
king1906@comcast.net

The New Life United Methodist Church is involved in several local community outreach projects, as well as United Methodist Church-wide faith-based activism, such as the HOPE Fund.

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