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The Office of Social Justice works to develop a deeper understanding of and response to God's call to let justice flow like a river in both our personal and communal lives, as well as in the structures of our societies.
Know Your History, Beloved; The Church: A Community of Visionaries; How did Lent Shape Me?; Let Justice Roll Down Like a River!; Were You There?; Clinging to a God who Carries Tragedy Around
End Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children; Bangladesh: The Canary in the Coal Mine; Holland Church Hosts Conversation on Justice and Trauma; Palestinian Authority Calls for Negotiations; Iowa's "Fetal Heartbeat" Bill; They Treat Us How They See Us; Youth Ambassador of Reconciliation Program; Seeking Immigration Organizers; World Refugee Day Toolkit; OSJ Sunday Bulletin Inserts; In Case You Missed It
Special Prayers: For the Peace of Jerusalem May 14 and 15 are significant days for the Israeli and Palestinian peoples. On May 14, 1948, the state of Israel was established—the first Jewish state in 2,000 years. This year celebrates Israel’s 70th anniversary as a nation. For the Palestinian people, May 15—Nakba Day, or “Day of the Catastrophe”—is marked as a day to remember the displacement of over 700,000 Palestinians from their homes following the creation of the state of Israel. Tension is currently high in the region with stalled peace talks over the upcoming relocation of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, recent comments by the Palestinian president that were widely decried as anti-Semitic, border demonstrations in Gaza, and the ongoing humanitarian crisis there. Join us in prayer for peace in Israel-Palestine, “for the peace of Jerusalem.”