Theology Uncorked

IVC Baltimore presents our 2021-2022 Theology Uncorked Series:


“This is a moment to dream big, to rethink our priorities, what we value, what we want, what we seek… Come let us talk this over. Let us dare to dream.”

Pope Francis, Let Us Dream

Every 2nd Tuesday, 7:00-8:15PM, in November, February, & MayGrab a beverage, Zoom into our session, and hear powerful reflections, from theologians and on-the-ground service provides (IVC Partner Agencies), on issues impacting the Baltimore metro region.

All registrants will receive the Zoom link to join.

DARE TO DREAM: Housing for All!

Tuesday, November 9


The U.S. has a shortage of 6.8 million rental homes affordable and available to extremely low-income renters, whose household incomes are at or below the poverty guideline or 30% of their area median income. In Maryland, only 32 affordable and available rental homes exist for every 100 extremely low-income renter households. (NLIHC Annual Report: The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes)


Who “Dare to Dream” of affordable housing for all!

Moderated by: Paul Casey, IVC Service Corps Member

 GERARD JOAB, St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center

AMY McCLAIN, Partner, Ballard and Spahr LLC

MIKE MITCHELL, Executive Director, Luminus

RSVP required above.


Director, St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center

The mission of St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center Inc., is to create and maintain equal housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income people, primarily in Baltimore City, and to encourage and support strong and diverse neighborhoods. St. Ambrose is a non-denominational 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Ms. Amy McClain, Partner, Ballard and Spahr LLC

Ballard Spahr is a national leader working at the forefront of the legal and business elements of affordable housing and community development. Their attorneys ensure that clients get the most benefit from transactions and help navigate shifts in the market, regulatory obligations, and government incentive programs.

Mr. Mike Mitchell, Executive Director, Luminus

Luminus is a Department of Justice accredited provider of immigration legal services. Luminus has been DOJ accredited since 2000, with over 20 years of experience providing immigration services to the community. Luminus offers a wide range of immigration services for those with limited resources through our low bono and pro bono pricing.


To learn more, visit (in addition to our panelist’s websites) the website of the National Low Income Housing Coalition.

NLIHC Releases 2021 Edition of The Gap, finding Extremely Low-Income Renters Face Shortage of 7 million Affordable and Available Homes (March 22, 2021)



Tuesday, February 8, 7:00-8:15pm

– Care of Creation –


Tuesday, May 10, 7:00-8:15pm

– Journeying with Youth –

(RSVP required.)