Widening the Circle of Concern
“The work of becoming more equitable, inclusive, and diverse within our congregations is justice work. If we cannot do this well, we cannot be effective as justice partners.
A frequent criticism of anti-oppression and hospitality work is that people are tired of us focusing internally, “navel-gazing,” rather than working on issues in the world. Yet greater awareness of the practices within our own institutions is complementary work to our justice. We cannot do accountable justice work if we are not able to remain in good relationship with those most affected by the conditions of injustice.”
Hunger is both a physical and spiritual thing. Aisha Ansano describes her thoughts about filling us up at “Dinner Church“.
Bruce Southworth gives thought to spiritual hunger in “In Our Hungering for Meaning
What are some of your favorite ways to combat spiritual hunger? Do any of them translate into ways to combat physical hunger?
“Dinner church is a deeply communal form of worship, one that allows people to interact with one another in a fairly casual and yet deeply sacred setting.”