Living where Faith and Justice Intersect
In today’s world we are frequently reminded how important it is to live in a way revealing that faith and justice intersect. As disciples of Christ we are called to reach out and help others live with dignity and hope, rather than ignore dealing with the difficult challenges of doing so. In the next few weeks we will be celebrating this call and learning from other perspectives. This Sunday, October 22, Xavier Bell will be giving the message in worship and leading a Second Hour session after worship “Intersections of Faith, Justice, and “Isms.”” Xavier has developed the Family Freedom School and works with Community Action Duluth to help people move out of poverty. He will give us a glimpse of some of the exciting work he and others are doing to dismantle racism along with some perspective of how we can be a part of such important work in our community.
The following week we will learn from Dr. Imran Hayee about some of the challenges being faced by Muslims in today’s world and how we can help build a more welcoming community. Finally, our beloved member Carri Hoagland, who has done work nationally to improve conditions for trans gendered individuals, will give us insights on recent social changes affecting trans individuals and how we can help make a positive difference.
These three weeks of worship and second hour sessions will be a powerful way for us to gain perspective and get a grasp on how we can make a positive difference in the world. With faith in our creative God and loving Savior may we look forward to building up the common ground we stand on with others to nurture healthy living for all.