Economic Justice – a Jesus Imperative
Workshop – Saturday, November 6, 2010
9 am – 4 pm
Parker Lane UMC
2105 Parker Lane, Austin
The Austin District Amos Commission will present its annual Workshop on Economic Justice featuring Professor Joerg Rieger of Perkins School of Theology, a renowned theologian who will bring a challenging message about the Gospel and the theology of biblical economic justice.
Learn how to put that Biblical justice to work.
He will be supported by Douglas Greco, Director of Austin Interfaith. Greco will help us understand the power of community organizing and how it can provide our congregations with leadership and skills to become engaged with the poor.
Breakaway sessions will cover practical examples of ministries to the poor and the use of community organizing.
The Mission of the Austin District Amos Commission is to empower and equip members of each United Methodist congregation in the District to influence public policy in ways that are consistent with the Gospel and the Social Principles of the United Methodist Church. The Amos Commission’s goal is to provide churches with resources to do advocacy and justice work. The intent is to enable every United Methodist to become passionate about doing justice, going beyond charity, to change systems, and to bring God’s Kingdom here on earth.
For more information, go to http://www.amoscommission.org.