That’s a tough job, and we are fortunate to have him join us! Captain Briggs is a Peoria native and a graduate of Knox College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics while playing both football and baseball. He has a master’s in business administration from Bradley. Captain Briggs joined the Peoria Police Department in 2007, working in various capacities, including on a summer violent crimes task force and the FBI safe streets task force.
Please join us at 11:15 in the sanctuary to learn about this critical and difficult issue.
Pastor Martin will speak on a very important subject – racial justice and the church’s role in achieving it. As you probably remember, First Baptist has been exploring this issue for nearly a year. Learning through books, films and newsletter articles has been a focus of this effort. And now we are happy that Pastor Johnson has accepted our invitation to help us learn more. We’ll provide more details in a future newsletter but wanted to make sure you reserve the date – and invite friends.
April Foster of Prairie State Legal Services will talk about the work the non-profit does to make sure people have lawyers to use even if they have no money to pay them – and why local people need this help.
James Foley, Director of International Programs for Bradley University’s Foster College of Business, will speak on the issue in terms of how anti-trade rhetoric and nationalism have become blurred. The resulting controversies make for tough ethical decisions for policy makers. Besides teaching, Foley also directs the Turner Center for Entrepreneurship and the Illinois International Trade Center at Bradley.