We have some great events that are in accordance with our call as Christians to do justice. Here’s the information on how you can attend:
Brian McLaren at Canterbury UMC – Sept. 19-20, 2014.
Brian is one of the leaders of the Emerging Church network and has written extensively on how Christianity can bring hope to a broken, hurting world. Brian calls us to remember that the gospel is indeed about good news for the poor and release for the captive. The costs is $50 and you can register at http://www.spafer.org/index.php/lectures/our-next-speaker
Becca Stevens will also be at Canterbury on October 1 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Becca has given her life to end human trafficking and this would be a great opportunity for United Methodists who want to learn more about trafficking and how they can get involved to stop it. There is no costs for this event.
Rachel Held Evans will be at Canterbury on November 16 at 9:15 a.m. and at 6 p.m.
She is one of the leading progressive bloggers and much of her work centers on how evangelicals that be more inclusive of women and other groups often excluded in the church.
Finally, Trinity UMC in Huntsville along with the Huntsville Interfaith Mission Service will be hosting a conference called Exploring Faith Intersections on November 2-3.
The keynote speakers will be Jim Wallis of Sojourners – a leader in how evangelical faith can create more just systems, Bryan Stevenson, executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative and a leading voice in ending the death penalty, and Rabbi Rami Shapiro who has worked extensively on how people of different religious backgrounds can work together to bring justice and peace to the world. For more information or to register, go to http://www.interfaithmissionservice.org/event-registration/?ee=18
We hope you will take advantage of these great opportunities to explore the intersection between our faith and justice. If you know of other opportunities that you would like the Justice and Advocacy Team to help promote, please contact R.G. Lyons at email@example.com
The Advocacy for Social Justice Blog is produced by the North Alabama Conference Advocacy for Social Justice Team to help people think about justice issues through the lens of faith. It is intended to be a place where United Methodists can listen and learn from each other with mutual respect and understanding. (For the purpose of this blog see the the post “The work of justice is the work of the church”.) Please join the conversation by adding your comment below. If you have an idea for a blog topic or would like to make a submission to the Advocacy for Social Justice Blog please contact the Team Convenor Rev. R.G. Wilson-Lyons at firstname.lastname@example.org.