Saturday, June 13, 2015

Do Justice and Love Kindness

He has told you, O mortal, what is good;
   and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
   and to walk humbly with your God?
   Micah 6:8
So often it seems that we live in a cold-hearted and angry world where violence is the default setting. Peace and justice may be biblical principles but they seem elusive in everyday life.

It's good to know about initiatives such as Camp Micah, which is sponsored by the inter-denominational Christian organization known as Kairos. Here is what Camp Micah is about:

Camp Micah is a one-week leadership camp for social justice and peace held every August near beautiful Bancroft, Ontario. Founded in 2009, the camp is led by a staff of young adults, teachers, ministers, school chaplains and peace educators with many years of experience working with youth and developing leadership programs. Coming from different Christian traditions (including Catholic, Mennonite and United Church), the Camp staff shares a common passion for living out the call to leadership for peace and social justice.Camp Micah is a welcoming and inclusive community that values and celebrates the beautiful diversity of the human family. Come as you are!

My experience is that young people who are Christians want more than to be entertained, even though we tend to think that this is what they desire. Often they are more passionate about issues of justice and peace and equality than their elders. It is inspiring to hear them speak about the issues which matter to them.

Take a look at the website for Camp Micah. It might pick up your day.

1 comment:

Judy McKnight said...

This information ought to be posted at church and in the bulletin... and maybe the Foundation could sponsor young people to attend...