Skip to comments.CLU hosts social justice conference
Posted on 09/29/2011 9:56:56 PM PDT by SmithL
THOUSAND OAKS, CA - California Lutheran University is hosting a series of social justice events on Friday, Oct. 7, as part of a three-day, three-county conference.
When the Bush Stops Burning: The Courage to Act for Justice will provide participants with opportunities to learn about the intersection of faith and social justice, meet others who share their concerns and find the courage to take action.
The CLU events will begin at 9 a.m. with a presentation by members of the CLU Poetry Slam club in Samuelson Chapel.
Rosemary Radford Ruether, a groundbreaking figure in Christian feminist theology, will present Social Justice as Integral to the Christian Gospel at 9:30 a.m. A distinguished scholar, teacher and activist in the Catholic Church, she is the Carpenter Emerita Professor of Feminist Theology at Pacific School of Religion and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, the Georgia Harkness Emerita Professor of Applied Theology at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Ill., and a visiting professor of feminist theology at Claremont School of Theology. Her many books include Sexism and God-Talk: Toward a Feminist Theology.
Joerg Rieger, the Wendland-Cook Endowed Professor of Constructive Theology in the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, will speak at 11 a.m. on "Empire and Economics: The Difference a Faith Community Makes."
After lunch, activist theologian and writer Ched Myers of Oak View and other panelists will discuss what it means to be actively engaged in working toward justice within their communities. A biblical scholar and educator, Myers has been challenging Christians to engage in peace and justice work and radical discipleship for 30 years.
Participants can then choose from four breakout sessions featuring leaders from Bread for the World, Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE), the Abundant Table Farm Project and the World Hunger program of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) talking about their courage to act.
The other conference activities are on Oct. 8 at St. Cross Episcopal Church in Hermosa Beach and on Oct. 9 at Claremont United Methodist Church in Claremont and Irvine United Congregational Church. CLU, Bread for the World, Church Women United, CLUE - California, ELCA World Hunger and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans are sponsoring the events.
Registration for the CLU activities is $20, with a discounted rate of $15 for seniors. To register, go to http://couragetoact.wordpress.com. For more information, contact Donna Brown in Campus Ministries at 805-493-3228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christian feminist theologyIs that like Goddess worship?
Communism is slowly oozing into all of the churches.
I believe, verily, that they shall teach the flock how to take money from others and give to the undeserving poor. And they shall feel most righteous in their efforts for social justice.
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”
It’s always been this way. Communism is an ancient concept.
Sue Lor: The Lutherans brought us over.
Walt Kowalski: Everybody blames the Lutherans.
Feminist theology...let’s see. Another word for feminist is lesbian. It has to be centered on the worshipful celebration of lesbian sex acts and lifestyle. They can express their gayity about Britian permitting two lesbian “parents” to have the penis cut off their young son so he can be a girl?
It would be useful if we just observed our sense of justice as our ability to fulfill the demands of the relationships in which we stand.Apologies for this diversion, but I wanted to point out that "social justice" is more about care for the individual rather than socialism. Big government is NOT the answer and while it is easy enough to mistake it for an answer we should teach this message ("no to socialism") to all, especially our ministers.
This is in contrast to socialism, he explained, which is an ideology in which private property and private interests are totally placed in the service of government policies. What the Pope proposes in Caritas in Veritate, said Cardinal Turkson, is achieving the common good without sacrificing personal, private interests, aspirations and desires.
Cardinal Turkson said the Council was also surprised that the Popes concept of the gift, was perceived in some circles as encouraging government welfare handouts. In Caritas in Veritate, Pope Benedict described the concept of gift as a way to understand Gods love for men and women in his gift of life and his gift of Jesus.
One of the key principles of Catholic social thought is known as the principle of subsidiarity. This tenet holds that nothing should be done by a larger and more complex organization which can be done as well by a smaller and simpler organization. In other words, any activity which can be performed by a more decentralized entity should be. This principle is a bulwark of limited government and personal freedom. It conflicts with the passion for centralization and bureaucracy characteristic of the Welfare State.
Anytime you hear about churches with programs called “The Courage to Act for . . . “ and the blank is not filled with Jesus Christ, you know they’ve lost their way.
thank you. Social justice at the point of a gun is theft.
“...and the blank is not filled with Jesus Christ, you know theyve lost their way.”
Which is exactly why I stopped making financial contributions to CLU in 1998. It was bad when I was an undergrad there from 1983 thru 1987, and I can only imagine how bad it is now.
Class of 1987
Wow, oh wow! I’m from the class of ‘68! This confirms to me why I have never donated to dear ol’ CLC.
Related like branch and fruit.
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