Resources for Justice and Peace

2020 Guiding Question

In 2020, the worldwide church is invited to consider the Guiding Question, “Are we moving toward Jesus, the peaceful one?”

We will reflect on and journey with this question from President Steve Veazey’s closing message of World Conference 2019. We hope it shapes and guides us as we journey toward World Conference 2022. Watch for more opportunities to reflect on this question throughout the year on Facebook, Instagram and the mission center newsletter. 

As the church considers the Resolution on Non-Violence, please refer to the 2019 World Conference Resolution, G-1 beginning on page 17.

Faith and Poverty Workshops

This workshop will explore poverty in our communities and the challenges and opportunities for congregations. Each congregation representative will leave the workshop with an individualized toolkit of resources local to their congregation. Each session will be presented by members who are licensed social workers and subject matter experts. Participants should bring a laptop but will need no prior experience with community resources.

Contact Linda Stanbridge, Mission Center Invitation Support Minister, with any questions about the event. Register for the events here.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the April 4th workshop has been canceled. We look forward to seeing you in September!

Meta Peace Team Training

Meta Peace will be providing a one day training opportunity for those interested. The focus will be on learning to prevent and disruptive conflict in our communities. Additional details and registration information to follow. Please direct questions to Linda Stanbridge.

Social Justice Team (Greater Lansing Area)

The social justice team was created as a joint venture of Capital, Rose Lake, and East Lansing congregations.  This team looks at topics to research and prioritize for action by the congregation members and coordinate with local and statewide initiatives. New members are welcomed! Click here to learn more.

 

International Peace Award

The Community of Christ International Peace Award has been given annually (except for 1996) since 1993. The award includes a $20,000 grant, sponsored by the Guy I. Bromley Trust, Bank of America, to be donated to the charitable peace, justice, or environmental organization of the recipient’s choice. Honorees also receive a sculpture created by Wyoming artist Gail Sundell.  Each is made slightly different to honor the unique peacemaking contribution of the recipient.