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'Living Justice' Event Planned to Foster Leadership for Justice among Young Adults
 

New York, New York, February 1, 2008—Living Justice convenes small groups of young adults ranging in age from 20 to 35 to explore an issue of social justice. 

The purpose of Living Justice is to bring together a small group of young adults (ages 20-35) to explore new directions and issues of social justice. The event organized by the Office of Deaconess and Home Missioner is open to men and women ages 20-35 living in the United States, and will take place at the Alma Matthews House in New York City, NY on June 28-July 2, 2008. Preference will be given to members of The United Methodist Church. Please contact the Office of Deaconess and Home Missioner at deaconess@gbgm-umc.org or 212-870-3850.

Space is limited for the event and the deadline for application is May 1st. All costs, including travel within the US, lodging, and meals, will be covered by the event organizer -- the Office of Deaconess and Home Missioner of the General Board of Global Ministries, the mission agency of The United Methodist Church.

The Living Justice Seminar Program will include Bible study, worship, conversation, reflection, and an introduction to the issues of Poverty: Community, Life and Land.  It will be held at The Alma Matthews House, a facility of the General Board of Global Ministries Women’s Division.  Applicants will be notified if they are accepted by May 20th. The application form (Word, 31.5 KB), Living Justice Brochure (PDF, 118.6 KB), and Professional Reference Form (Word, 34.5 KB) are available on line.

The Living Justice Seminar Program  is rooted in the purpose of the Office of Deaconess and Home Missioner of the United Methodist Church, as stated in the 2004 Book of Discipline:

The purpose of the office of deaconess and home missioner shall be to express representatively the love and concern of the believing community for the needs in the world and to enable, through education and involvement, the full ministry and mission of the people of God. Deaconesses and home missioners function through diverse forms of service directed toward the world to make Jesus Christ known in the fullness of his ministry and mission, which mandate that his followers:

  1. Alleviate suffering;

  2. Eradicate causes of injustice and all that robs life of dignity and worth;

  3. Facilitate the development of full human potential; and

  4. Share in building global community through the church universal. (Paragraph 1313.1

For more information on the Living Justice Seminar Program or the Office of Deaconess and Home Missioner, contact Becky Louter at blouter@gbgm-umc.org or 212-870-3850.


 
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Topic: GBGM events GBGM programs Justice United Methodist Church Youth
Geographic Region: North Eastern U.S.United States
Source: Mission Personnel
 
 

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Date posted: Jan 31, 2008