Micah 6:8 Project
WELCOME TO THE MICAH 6:8 PROJECT PAGES!
This Resource Document was created for our United Methodist Clergy, Christian Education Directors, Youth Ministers and Lay Leaders who wish to encourage their congregations to approach two of today's problems:
1) Change the uncivil discourse that seems to surround us--even in our own congregations
2) Recognize the role of compassion and problem-solving regarding suffering in our communities.
Through the process of educating ourselves about issues with which our nation and our communities are struggling, we will undoubtedly find ourselves in the midst of some difficult conversation. However, it is through struggling that we grow.
Click on the caption-links of the collage pictures above to download:
Sanctuary: Table of Contents
Letter from Deacon
A Spiritual Rationale
Front & Back covers for printing
Poverty: Resources on Poverty issues
Immigration: Resources on Immigration issues
Education: Resources on Education issues
Understanding: Resources on Religious understanding issues
Other Resources from the General Board of Church and Society Regarding Current Social Issues:
General Board of Church and Society, working under Neal Christie, is working on a project that will provide the United Methodist Church with an understanding of how we are “doing” mercy and justice within our church ministries. As an important informing body of the UMC, the GBCS would like to exercise its “theological task” in discovering how spiritual practices within the UMC serve communities around the concepts of mercy and justice as well as where there are gaps in practice and inconsistencies in interpretation. A goal of this project would be an opportunity for information exchange as conferences at the local and global level share their best practices in serving their constituents.
We see your participation as a form of discipleship and appreciate your time in answering questions and providing your knowledge of the UMC church.
-Jennifer Gillyard, MSSW
General Board of Church and Society
Deadline to apply for a 2012 Ethnic Young Adult (EYA) Summer Internship in Washington, D.C., is Feb. 1.
Sponsored by the General Board of Church & Society (GBCS), the summer internship is for young adults representing the five ethnic minority caucuses of The United Methodist Church: Native Americans, Pacific-Islanders, Hispanic/Latinos, African Americans and Asian Americans. The EYA program is for persons, ages 18-22, who have an interest in exploring issues of public policy, social justice advocacy and social change.
Applicants must be full members in The United Methodist Church. If employed full-time, applicants must show active leadership and participation in their local church and community, including involvement in social justice activities.
Interns will work in social justice placements in the U.S. capital June through July. GBCS will provide round-trip transportation to and from Washington, D.C.; housing during the internship; commuter stipend for travel to work sites; and $1,500 for each intern for the eight-week period.
An application form can be obtained online at 2012 Ethnic Young Adult Internship (http://www.umc-gbcs.org/atf/cf/%7B689FEA4C-8849-4C05-A89E-C9BC7FFFF64C%7D/2012%20EYA%20APPLICATION%20FINAL.PDF ) .