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Doing Justice: Israel/Palestine

By erinbrockway / January 24, 2024 / Comments Off on Doing Justice: Israel/Palestine

Israel/Palestine is a sacred place to all Abrahamic faiths, considered to be “The Holy Land.” For many Christians, the tender emotions  are also mixed with concern over the ongoing tensions and conflict. What might it look like to hold God’s love, justice, mercy, peace, and hope as the lens through which we view the realities of this sacred land?

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Doing Justice: Environment

By erinbrockway / January 23, 2024 / Comments Off on Doing Justice: Environment

Pope Francis’s first encyclical, “Laudato Si,” was released June 18, 2015 and called for a global, interfaith, ecumenical movement to address climate change. It was viewed as a “blistering indictment of the human failure to care for the earth…a poignant description of the momentous choice now confronting every government, corporation, and person on the planet”…

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Doing Justice: Healthcare

By erinbrockway / January 23, 2024 / Comments Off on Doing Justice: Healthcare

In 1948, the United Nations General Assembly declared, “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age…

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Doing Justice: Mass Incarceration

By erinbrockway / January 23, 2024 / Comments Off on Doing Justice: Mass Incarceration

The current imprisonment of Americans is unprecedented in its magnitude compared to anywhere else in the world and in any other time in human history. How are Christians to respond to this complex issue? Rather than simply documenting and lamenting the inadequacies and injustices of the current criminal legal system, the purpose of this study…

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Doing Justice: Violence Against Women

By erinbrockway / January 23, 2024 / Comments Off on Doing Justice: Violence Against Women

“Violence against women is perhaps the most shameful human rights violation,” says Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, who continues, “It knows no boundaries, geographical, cultural, or economic. While it continues, we cannot say that we have really progressed towards equality, development, and peace.” In this Micah Intensive, we will begin examining attitudes…

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Doing Justice: Immigration

By erinbrockway / January 23, 2024 / Comments Off on Doing Justice: Immigration

The population of the world is literally shifting. People are being displaced and are in need of help, safety, and new beginnings. Whether due to violence, war, asylum, reuniting families, or people seeking a new life, this displacement has deep implications for the church both globally and locally, but Christians are deeply divided about how…

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Doing Justice: Racism

By erinbrockway / January 23, 2024 / Comments Off on Doing Justice: Racism

Everything about the topic of racism is contested and laden with pain. In this Micah Intensive, we will only touch the surface of the diverse perspectives and rich literature on racism and reconciliation that is available today. Together, we will explore a range of responses from Christians and try to understand the theology and values that…

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Ten Years Since Trayvon Martin’s Murder – A Conversation with Mark Labberton

By erinbrockway / March 2, 2022 /

Remembering Trayvon Martin — Join a Zoom Conversation with Mark Labberton

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New Episode of The Micah Podcast: America’s Church, Divine Fire or False Fire?

By erinbrockway / February 28, 2022 /

New Episode! America’s Church: Divine Fire or False Fire? At this moment in history, it seems many swaths of the American church are fueled by a fire far different than the divine fire of God. Michael Emerson’s talk at Midwinter 2022 stokes this conversation between Jin, Joy, and Bret. Listen on Spotify or iTunes.

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Featured Brehm Preaching Resources

By erinbrockway / January 24, 2022 /

The Micah Podcast; Micah Groups Facilitator Training; The Preacher as Sermon; Awakening to the Violence of Systemic Racism; The Arts, for the Life of the Church

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