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We believe that followers of Jesus should stand for compassion and equity, and against all forms of oppression and violence.  To do this we must face our personal and political blindness to the realities of human suffering, as well as to God’s horizons of justice.

Sabeel Global Young Adult Festival

Global Young Adult Festival

“Imagine rebuilding a family's demolished home in one week. Or replanting a burned down olive grove in a day. Or challenging discrimination with the mischievous fun of a solidarity flash mob.

"These are the sorts of things you could be doing in Palestine and Israel this summer.”

- Sabeel's Festival Invitation

For Such a Time as This: Listening, Sharing and Acting for Immigration Reform

Ched will be keynoting at this Presbyterian immigrant rights gathering in Pasadena...

May 18 noon to 6 p.m. at Pasadena Presbyterian Church 

When it comes to immigration reform, many of us believe we are in a Kairos moment.  We face a point in time charged with promise that justice might “roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.” (Amos 5:24) Doors appear to be opening that can make comprehensive immigration reform a reality. This event is open to all, and registration fee is only $10.  

Nonviolence Workshop

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Learn nonviolent direct action from the man who taught Gandhi’s philosophy and methods – SATYAGRAHA – to leaders of the US Civil Rights movement.

To Jerusalem! by Andrew McLeod (Author of Holy Cooperation!: Building Graceful Economies)

I recently attended a gathering of the Bartimaeus Institute in California’s Ojai Valley, at which Ched Myers thoroughly outlined the overarching theme of economic justice that saturates the Gospel of Luke. The experience has inspired me to relaunch my blog as a semi-regular practice.

Do You Hear the People Sing? M.L. King & Les Misérables’ case for a Socialism of Grace by Jarrod McKenna

Jarrod walks by MLK statue If the latest Billboard album chart is anything to go by, the answer to Victor Hugo’s question “Do you hear the people sing”? is a resounding “Yes!” as the soundtrack to the latest film adaption of his novel has hit number one. More ambiguous however, is the answer to the question: do we understand what they are singing?

Honoring Cries: Honorio Llorente and Blind Bartimaeus by Duane Ediger

BartimaeusIn honor of the founding story of Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries (read more here), we share here a sermon on Bartimaeus by Duane Ediger, friend and CPTer (cpt.org). In this message at First Church of the Brethren, he reflects on experiences in Colombia while serving with Christian Peacemaker Teams. 

September 2012

Ched in NorwayI was in Scandinavia the first half of the month. I spoke about immigrant rights and biblical social justice to three different Church of Norway groups in Oslo (see above note about the interview and blog). Then it was on to Stockholm, Sweden for a day of presentations to Diakonia activists (as well as a roundtable of Christian anarchists).

Nov. 6th: Chance to End Capital Punishment in California!

Our dear friend John Swanson has prepared four posters and postcards calling for an end to State Sponsored Execution in California, and a postcard to change the Three-Strikes Law.

Proposition 34 on the Nov. 6th ballot would repeal the death penalty in the State of California and impose a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 729 persons sentenced to death in our state.  

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