I attended meetings of Communities of Shalom several times before being willing to be a part of the Board. My reason for joining is that I found that Shalom was actually doing something, rather than just talking about doing things.
For the last two years I have participated in Building Bridges and Global Gathering programs. I am also now participating in outreach to International Students at our local college. For the last two years I have participated in Habitat for Humanity, building houses in Mannington and Fairmont.
What I find most helpful about Shalom is their stress on asset-based planning.
Shalom is not just Christian but crosses over into other faith traditions. We participate in celebrating varied faith traditions.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I've experienced the camaraderie of working side by side with folks of different backgrounds and faith traditions.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I don't really have any constructive criticism on how to change it because I think it is doing so well.