A virtual Justice Program experience
May 18-22, 2020
In response to worldwide pandemic, InterVarsity's Global Engagement & Justice department would like to host an online Justice Program to engage issues of justice related to Covid-19. To be a part of this experience, we'd ask that you commit a couple of hours per day.
Each day of the program you would:
- Be part of the online zoom seminar/call. This will take place live 11am PST/2pm EST and last 90 minutes. We'd encourage you to engage live if possible. We will be recording them and sending them out within a couple hours to everyone who has registered.
- Make time for a response every day. Examples might include taking 10 minutes for solitude and silence, reaching out to an elderly person you know to check in on them, being present to nature around you.
- Gather with others online to process your emotions and response to the day. You can gather your own online small group from your campus, church or community, or you can join one of our InterVarsity staff lead small groups each evening.
Get a taste from our last program here.
Testimonial from the first virtual plunge in March 2020:
Marissa Salgado, Youth Programs Director at Casa Chirilagua Neighborhood Ministries in Alexandria Virginia
"One of the things I appreciated the most about the online justice program was the communal spiritual disciplines we practiced before diving into the calls each day. As the Youth Programs Director of the non profit I work at, COVID-19 gave me relational/community whiplash- overnight I went from constantly being around my staff team and students to being self isolated in my apartment trying to virtually connect with my students and their families. These communal spiritual disciplines gave me space to connect with God in community in the midst of a hard transition, and helped center me in God's presence so that I could better face the challenges that were coming up in the community I serve alongside. I've continued to meditate on "The Lord is my Shepherd" for my morning centering prayer, just like we did during the program, and this daily reminder has helped me remember that no matter how long me, my team, and my community are in isolation for, Jesus is walking with us through this season."