Consider joining a nation-wide virtual justice program where together we will learn, be inspired and live out practically what Biblical justice and love look like in the age of Covid-19. Students from across the nation will join virtually with prominent justice leaders for teaching and discussions, participate in service and advocacy for the most vulnerable in their contexts and will engage together to process and embody Jesus’s invitations for us in this next season.
Optional track: Ecological Discipleship
The participants in this Justice Program track will explore the doctrine of Creation and a theology of the land, learn more about climate change and environmental justice, cultivate embodied spiritual practice around cooking/eating, movement, creativity, rest, and engaging the natural world, and grow as a community. This track will join the others for the orientation and debrief portions of the program, and will host separate programming during the summer.
A Few More Details:
Week of June 22nd-July 28th
We will begin the summer with a 4-day orientation (meeting each day all together for 90 minutes paired with evening small groups) to prepare for our summer experience and consider how to live well loving God and others during this global pandemic.
Students will then engage up to 4 weeks of low or no contact service and advocacy opportunities virtually or close to home (note some regions will participate in less than 4 weeks). We’ll be processing this with more local small groups and gatherings.
Service opportunities could range from caring for vulnerable/elderly people in their own home, writing letters to incarcerated persons, or volunteering as a tutor or an essential worker at a food pantry. Please choose an option you feel comfortable with. This section of the program will be very regionally based, led locally and contextualized. A local justice programs director will be in touch about the schedule and scope of that part of the program for you.
We’ll end the summer together with a debrief July 27th-28th to consider how this will shape our regular lives after this summer.
Registration deadline June 16