An important conference designed to ask "what does our spiritual heritage call us to do in a broken and damaged world?" And "how you and your church can become an activist in ministry and action in that world?"
Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. James Forbes
Pastor Emeritus Riverside Church, NYC; director of Healing of the Nations Foundation.
Preacher: Rev. Dr. Mary Luti
Dean of Chapel and Professor of Preaching and Worship at Andover Newton Theological School
Music: Earth Harmony
South Shore Gospel, Bluegrass, Traditional, and Folk group
"Homelessness and Your Church," Tom Washington, Executive Director, Mainspring House, Brockton.
"Faith-Based Political Advocacyfor Hungry People," Flavia DeSouza, Northeast Organizer for Bread for the World.
"Seafarers Friend," Rev. J. Loring Carpenter, Executive Director.
"Guiding Your Church Through 'Opening and Affirming' Without Getting Your Pastor Fired," Rev. Fran Bogle, Just Peace Coordinator, Just Peace Players.
"'Let your fingers do the walking!' Hand-held finger labyrinths as tools for focus, meditation, prayer," Helen Rowe Blake.
"How to do Mission When You Don't Have Any Money," Rev. Peter Wells, MACUCC, Associate Conference Minister and coordinator of Conference Mission & Justice programs.
"How Faith Communities can Work for Immigrant Rights," Alex Kern, Chaplain, Brandeis University, and executive director of Boston Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries.
"Advocacy for Fair Trade Over Free Trade in the Developing World," Neeka Stanley, Jubilee Massachusetts.
"Planet At Risk: The Hidden Casualties of Wars and Militarism," Beth Adams, MACUCC Eco Ministries, NE Regional UCC Environmental Justice, and long-time faith-based environmental, human rights, and peace and justice activist.
to download a registration form. You can either (a) print it out, fill it out by hand, and mail it in to the address included on it, or (b) fill it out on your word processor and send it back as an attachment to the email address included on it.
for a down-loadable flier about the conference. Post it in your church. Give it to your missions or justice committees, or to those people in your church committed personally to spirituality and activism. Invite them all.
For a "Best Practices for Doing Mission and Justice" form your mission or justice committee can fill out to tell us what you are doing for spirituality and activism in your church and community. Mail it in with your registration or bring it with you, but fill it out so that we can learn from you. Teach us. Inspire us. We'll share it with others. You'll be famous.
if you would like to make an financial contribution to help with the costs of this conference. It is larger than our normal annual budget and your help will be greatly appreciated (when you click, an email to Stan Duncan will pop up, and you can ask how you can help).