Clergy: School for a New Creation

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? is more than a song title to the seminarians and ministers at Chicago's Urban Training Center for Christian Mission. Shortly after they enroll, they take "the plunge." They are sent out with just $8, to live and work for four days in the slums surrounding the center's headquarters on Ashland Avenue. "It's sort of shock treatment," explains the center's director, Episcopal Father James P. Morton. "It puts them in situations where they're forced to listen instead of spouting, as they're used to doing. Scales fall from...

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