May 3, 2013 @ 10:31 am by Jacqui Lewis
I am amazed at the ways people of faith can make a difference in the world. I traveled to Pakistan with my colleagues Bob Chase, Hussein Rashid, and Michael Livingston. We were part of an interreligious delegation to Pakistan arranged by Intersections International. When we met with Pakistani leaders—Muslim leaders—it was the commitment we share to a healed world, and the love we share for God who calls us all by name, that inspired our courageous conversation. We are committed to doing something that heals the breaches of misunderstanding and suspicion.
On intermittent email, I was in touch with our stunning Middle Church community back home and the justice work we do daily. Working on Sandy rebuilding, mentoring children, working for marriage equality, feeding people in the parks—we are doing a little bit every day to make the world better and brighter. Right before I left for Pakistan, I had the opportunity to collaborate with my friends at Auburn Seminary to create a short video on the ways those of us working for a more just society connect and partner with Auburn's fierce media team. Together, from Pakistan to Manhattan, we are working to trouble the waters, heal the soul, and heal the world.
Watch this video by Auburn Seminary to see how the work of Middle Church and The Middle Project is central to the progressive movement for justice. It inspires me. I celebrate what we can do when we collaborate and organize with others. Together, we make a stronger current working for change and hope.
This Sunday we will gather for a congregational meeting after the morning worship. We will review Vision 2015, a document that our congregation created in 2010 with their ideas of who we wanted to become. And we will hear what you are passionate about in the upcoming program year.
The world changes, when we have the vision for a new world.
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Preparing ethical leaders for a just society. Posts by Jacqui Lewis, Senior Minister.