“Let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream” —Amos 5:24
You are invited to participate in Let Justice Roll, the biennial assembly of Lutherans Concerned / North America and Reconciling in Christ conference. Let Justice Roll will be held at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN July 7–11, 2010.
Let Justice Roll is more than a conference. It is an opportunity to explore and live out the work of reconciliation that we are called to do. Justice requires reconciliation, and reconciliation takes effort. Throughout our time together, we will work on justice issues from the intersection of oppressions (racism, sexism, ablism, etc.) and through the lens of full participation of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in the life of the Lutheran Church.
This link will take you to the calendar of events sponsored by Call to Action that promote female ordination within the Roman Catholic Church. Call to Action is a major progressive Catholic organization. The following is a short list of the soon to occur events, but click through for the full calendar and a map.
Santa Fe, NM
February 4, 7pm
St. Bede’s Episcopal Church
1601 St. Francis Drive
February 5, 7pm
Albuquerque Mennonite Church
1300 Girard Blvd. NE
Sarasota, FL, 2pm
St. Andrew’s UCC Church
6908 Beneva Rd. S.
April 18 & 19 at Calvary Lutheran, Golden Valley, Minnesota. Rescheduled to avoid a conflict with the LCMC convention a week later in Omaha.
I missed this one which occurred on Jan 19th, but I mention this Lutheran Church Missouri Synod conference because of one noteworthy speaker on the agenda: Mark Chavez, a director of Lutheran CORE and recently vice president of the WordAlone Network. It is fascinating that Chavez is warmly received as a speaker at an LCMS theological conference. I doubt whether any CORE or WordAlone speakers will be invited to a United Methodist, Presbyterian, UCC, Episcopal, Moravian, or Reformed Church in America theological conference. These denominations are the full communion partners of the ELCA and are considerably more “middle of the road” than the conservative LCMS, and Chavez’ participation at the LCMS conference is a clear indication of the veer to the right that CORE chooses to travel.