Social Justice Initiative

 

He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

 

A new initiative has started at Bethlehem. Strengthened by our love for all God's creation and recognizing the urgency to act, a social justice initiative committee has been established to work for our goal to advance positive change in our church, our community, and our world. We invite all who are interested to participate with this committee—through education as well as action in the myriad issues facing us as Christians in our world today.

 

Opportunity for Participation

Next General Meeting

Please join us at our next meeting which is scheduled for Sunday, June 6, at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome. Contact Margot H (nordatter@gmail.com) or Jane L (janelahman@hotmail.com) with questions, suggestions or for more information.

SJI Meeting (Zoom)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87139266063?pwd=dm13M1VOcTRWVlJXcnhGZ3RLS2M1UT09

Meeting ID: 871 3926 6063

Passcode: Sji2021!

 

Opportunity for Education

 
Living Faith:Church in Society

Our first educational opportunity for Bethlehem members to increase awareness of social justice issues is scheduled: an eight week study from the Rocky Mountain Synod entitled Living Faith:Church in Society. We will meet every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. beginning April 28. You can join this study at any time. Missing the first meeting is not critical for the rest of the series; each meeting is self-contained so do not hesitate to join for some or all. Topics include ELCA Social Statements; Caring for Creation; Economic Life; Immigration; Healthcare; Race, Ethnicity and Culture; and Faith, Sexism and Justice. Check out the class information at https://www.rmselca.org/living_faith to see what this is all about. If interested in joining the class, please email Margot H (nordatter@gmail.com) or Jane L (janelahman@hotmail.com) to be added to the class contact list.

 

Class materials to be read before the class meeting (click on the green button to download the paper):

Week 1 April 28: https://elca.org/Faith/Faith-and-Society/Social-Statements/Church-in-Society

Week 2 May 5: https://elca.org/Faith/Faith-and-Society/Social-Statements/Caring-for-Creation

Week 3 May 12https://elca.org/Faith/Faith-and-Society/Social-Statements/Economic-Life

Week 4 May 19https://elca.org/Faith/Faith-and-Society/Social-Messages/Immigration

Week 5 May 26https://elca.org/Faith/Faith-and-Society/Social-Statements/Health-Care

Week 6 Jun 2https://elca.org/Faith/Faith-and-Society/Social-Statements/Race-Ethnicity-and-Culture

Week 7 Jun 9https://elca.org/Faith/Faith-and-Society/Social-Statements/Criminal-Justice

Week 8 Jun 16https://elca.org/Faith/Faith-and-Society/Social-Statements/Sexism

 

BLC Living Faith: Church in Society Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87381743510?pwd=cW9DcjVpNTQ3V2VUanloTHRDWWh6QT09

Meeting ID: 873 8174 3510

Passcode: LF4Society

 

Additional Information

Reading List suggested by various members of the group:

SJI Reading List

Casa de Paz Information

Information on Border Situation

 

 

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