Date(s) - February 17, 2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
St. Andrew's United Church
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Cost: By donation; registration required for hospitality purposes. Please register by contacting Susan Cowan firstname.lastname@example.org
How do concerned people and committed Christians address social justice issues in their local communities and the world community? What is the Biblical and prophetic basis for the church’s involvement to address concerns of human rights and to act with and for the victims of social injustice? We’ll use the book of Amos in the Old Testament to understand the voice of the Prophet as a spokesperson of God’s righteousness who calls for human engagement in social justice. To understand the practice of social justice today, workshop participants will use a current social justice issue as a case study and have an opportunity to write a prophetic oracle for today’s world. Facilitator Rev. Dr. Pat Dutcher-Walls is Dean and Professor of Hebrew Bible and Director of the H.R. MacMillan Library at the Vancouver School of Theology.