Tuesday, January 6, 2015

class tonight postponed--- & note upcoming classes here!

Please note and mark your calendars for spring!

Keystone friends,

Our teacher for tonight was called away and so we write to alert you there is no class at Keystone tonight in the Justice Leadership Program.  Please mark a note that Cory Maclay will teach May 19!

Here again is the description:
 Skills for Social Change: Changing the World One Meeting at a Time 
Structure drives behavior. Those of us cultivating social change benefit from learning how to shift various structures. One used extensively in our world? Meetings! Come learn several tools for designing and leading more effective meetings. This gathering will be designed by Cory Maclay, M.A., an organizational leadership consultant.
Tuesday, May 19, 6:30pm optional potluck (free food for interns/service corps), 7:00-8:30pm workshop. Keystone Church, 5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle

And take a moment to mark some of the classes below to your calendars!

Grace and peace,
Lauren, Rich, Elizabeth

Faith & Justice-Making:  Liberation Theology: A Biblical/Theological Grounding for Justice 
Theologian Walter Wink writes, "In a world sinking into ever-deeper injustice and violence, Jesus offers an alternative to the Domination System that just cries out to be tried." Rev. Rich Gamble will lead us in a four-week class about this proposition set out in Wink's book, "The Powers That     Be," and how we might enact it in our own lives.     
Tuesdays, January 20 & 27, February 3 & 17
6:30 potluck (free food for interns/service corps), 7:00-8:30 pm workshop
Keystone Church, 5019 Keystone Place N.

Faith & Justice-Making:  Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Economic-Ecologic Vocation 
Author Dr. Cynthia Moe-Lobeda and her research assistant Freddie Helmiere lead an     interactive discussion of their new book, Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Economic-    Ecologic Vocation.  Moe-Lobeda, Associate Professor at Seattle University, connects     economic equity, earth care, and social values to develop an "earth-honoring, justice-seeking     Christian ethical stance."  Cornel West says, "This is a grand prophetic book..."
Tuesdays, Feb. 24, March 3, & March 17, 6:30 potluck (free food for interns/service corps), 7:00-8:30 pm workshop. Location tentatively The Collaboratory, 5623 Rainier Avenue South

Faith & Justice-Making:  Locating Faith Communities in Seattle Social Change Movements
To be confirmed.
Tuesday, March 24.

Faith & Justice-Making: Practice of Nonviolence 
At age 28, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led the first successful large-scale application of nonviolent resistance in America- the Montgomery bus boycott that gave hope to millions for an end to segregation.  This class unit takes us through King’s own account of this struggle as we read “Stride Toward Freedom.”  Inspired in part by Gandhi, King interpreted nonviolent resistance as a call from courageous Christian faith.  These classes invite discovering more understanding of agape love.  Come to steep in the characteristics of living deeply rooted love in action.  King said agape “recognizes the fact that all life is interrelated.”  Portions of “A Force More Powerful” films will show nonviolent social movements.  Explore with Rev. Lauren Cannon the theology, theory, and practical components of nonviolence as King describes them in the Montgomery story.  Take inspiration for challenges in our daily lives, and social change work.  
Tuesdays, April 7, 21, 28, & May 5, 6:30 potluck (free food for interns/service corps), 7:00-8:30 pm workshop. Location tentatively: The Collaboratory, 5623 Rainier Avenue 


May include:

Noticing Your Neighborhood: Doing Justice in an Urban Context--Rev. Greg Turk
Creating Art that Inspires Justice--Sharon D'Amico (photography and more), Janet Stecker (music), Beth Amsbary (theatre)
Building Communities of Justice--Rebecca SaldaƱa, Rev. Mike Denton
Doing Justice through Research & Policy-Making--Dorothy Mann
Sustaining Justice Over the Long Haul--Michael Ramos

May 26; June 2, 16, 23, 30

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