January Series Calvin College

Eugene Rivers

"God vs Gangs: Resurrecting Hope for Our Children"

Eugene Rivers As an ex-gang member, Eugene Rivers speaks from experience. Author of The Ten Point Plan for a National Church Mobilization to Combat Black-on-Black Violence, and a co-founder of the internationally recognized Boston Ten Point Coalition. Reverend Rivers, a Harvard graduate, has been the subject of a Newsweek cover story titled, "God vs. Gangs." He started a movement with churches and the police in South Boston that all but eliminated gang homicides there. He is currently working to cultivate new grassroots church leadership in 40 of the most violent inner-city neighborhoods in the United States, replicating the successful partnership he brokered in Boston between the community of faith and city law enforcement.


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