SYNODICAL HEARING ON THE DRAFT SOCIAL STATEMENT ON WOMEN AND JUSTICE
9:30-11:15 am, Saturday, September 29
University Lutheran Church of Hope (601 13th Ave SE, Minneapolis)
This is your last opportunity to attend a hearing!
The Minneapolis Area Synod will host its final hearing concerning the ELCA social statement on women and justice. This social statement will be voted on at the 2019 Churchwide Assembly in Milwaukee. The deadline for comment is September 30, 2018.
How can the draft be strengthened? What is the statement missing? A representative of the task force will be present to listen, and a written record of comments will be sent to the task force that wrote the draft.
U.S. CAMPAIGN FOR HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE
6:00 pm Friday – 5:30 pm Sunday
InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront (11 E. Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul)
This national conference—Together We Rise!—will be a space for people to connect with and learn from others working in support of Palestinian rights across the country, and renew our commitment to the struggle for freedom, justice, and equality. Join activists, high-profile speakers, and organizations working for human rights.
Cost $175, includes entrance to conference evets plus breakfast and lunch both days. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org(email with subject “Conference Scholarship” for info about reduced fees).
2018 JOHNSON SYMPOSIUM: “REPENTANCE AND RESISTANCE”
Sunday, October 14 — 5:30-9:00 pm
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (2730 East 31stSt, Mpls)
The theme for this year’s Johnson Symposium is “Repentance and Resistance.” The evening will commence with a confession that throughout history the Christian community’s silence has too often amplified our neighbors’ suffering. We will then privilege the voices of Imam Asad Zaman and Rabbi Michael Latz, who will offer reflections on the current situation in the public square through the lenses of their respective faith traditions. Following their presentations, Senator John Marty will invite us to connect what we have heard with faith in action in the public square. Finally, we will invite all attendees to participate in a social media campaign that seeks to replace fear with love, scarcity with abundance, and exclusion with radical inclusion. (Don’t do social media? That’s okay. We’ll have something for you, too.)
Registration link: https://htlcmpls.org/registration/
Cost: Sliding scale. (Participants are encouraged to donate $0-$30, based on what feels appropriate for their situation. No one will be turned away.) Net proceeds will be given to Minnesota Council of Churches.