The Methodist Church is deeply rooted in social and moral justice and Methodists have always worked for justice around the globe and in their own local communities, through responding to needs and campaigning for change.
The Walking with Micah: Methodist Principles for Social Justice project will help the Methodist Church in Britain to focus on our principles and priorities for justice and through that increase our ability to seek God’s justice, as a Church and in our own Christian lives.
So what will this project involve?
This two-year project will involve:
Walking with Micah Justice Conversations
The Walking with Micah Project wants to hear what matters to people about a just world. Between February and June everyone is invited to take part in a local conversation about justice, and the feedback will help to influence what the Methodist Church does and says to tackle injustice.
Through the Justice Conversations groups will be invited to reflect on three questions:
Everyone is asked to write their individual answers and submit them to the Walking in Micah project. Of course, groups can post the individual sheets together!
Could your church hold a Walking with Micah Justice Conversation? The materials might be something you could use when you have a local arrangement for your Sunday service.
Everyone involved in the life of local churches is invited to join in. Could you, for example, involve a parents and toddlers group or social action project hosted by the church, or people who attend church but can’t join in groups. The Walking with Micah Project still wants to know what a just world looks like to them. There are postcards available for their answers or you could use the same sheet we have been using in the circuit conversations.
There are lots of resources, including videos and further information on the website: www.methodist.org.uk/our-work/our-work-in-britain/social-justice/walking-with-micah/walking-with-micah-justice-conversations/
We'll see what this page becomes, but for now it is a space to share resources and templates for living out our faith in practical ways.