Sunday, March 1, 2015

'Doing Justice' Author To Lead Harrisonburg Seminar

"What does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, to love mercy, 
and to walk humbly with your God?"
- Micah 6:8

"The world, as it is, is the enemy of God. The world, as it is, is the enemy of the people of God. The world, as it is, is the enemy of those who, while claiming no belief in God, are devoted to creating a just society and act with such courageous conscience that they put the institutional church to shame... The world, as it is, employs nationalism, propaganda, racism, civil religion and class enmity to bolster entrenched systems, corporations and institutions. All of which is offensive to God and to those who seek to do what is just."
- Dennis A. Jacobsen, Doing Justice: Congregations and Community Organizing" (Fortress Press, 2001)

Dennis Jacobsen
Dennis Jacobsen, pastor of the Incarnation Lutheran Church in Milwaukee and director of the Gamaliel National Clergy Caucus, will lead a one-day seminar sponsored by a new local group called Faith in Action at the Muhlenberg Lutheran Church in Harrisonburg Saturday, March 7. It's not too late to register. Here's the information:

Workshop for Clergy and Congregational Leaders

What?    Deepening our shared faith tradition of justice …  
This workshop is for any clergy or congregational leaders who want to learn more about congregation-based community organizing, or the work Faith in Action hopes to do.  Coming to this event does not imply that you or your congregation has yet committed to being part of Faith in Action.  But we hope it will aid in your discernment.

When?    Saturday, March 7
        9AM – 2PM
        Lunch included

From Whom?        Faith in Action
"Love God with passion.
 Love your neighbor with compassion."

By Whom?    Rev. Dr. Dennis Jacobsen and Angela James
Angela James
The Rev. Dr. Dennis Jacobsen served as the pastor of Incarnation Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from 1987-2013 and from 1995-2012 as the Director of the Gamaliel National Clergy Caucus. Pastor Jacobsen is the author of Doing Justice: congregations and community organizing (Fortress Press, 2001) and has published a number of articles on congregation-based organizing.

Angela K. James is a Senior Organizer with the Gamaliel Organization. Angela currently resides in Virginia where she is the Executive Director of Empower Hampton Roads. In her role as an organizer Angela has trained hundreds of leaders in community activism and advocacy.  

Where?        Muhlenberg Lutheran Church

281 E. Market, Harrisonburg, VA   22801
in the Muhlenberg Activity Center, behind the church, parking available there


First, Register by going to
   Second, $30/person  or  $100/congregation  if  4 people come
    Third, Registration deadline  February 28, 2015 (this is being extended)
        Fourth, Write a check payable to “Faith in Action” bring it with you or send to:
Faith in Action
PO Box 964
Harrisonburg, VA   22803

Need more Information?

    Jennifer Davis Sensenig
    Evan Davis      
    Harvey Yoder      

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