The last question we wanted to talk about this morning was sort of what's the future of universalism as it informs of our social justice efforts.
Here is Rev. Lane Campbell's answer:
That social justice General Assembly was in Phoenix. It was taking action around immigration particularly and it was a time when all our denominations showed up and in droves to get to take action around some of the inhumane immigration policy.
For many things I would say that universalism and this idea of love being
at the center of the justice work that we do is so key.
When I first got involved in activism in my own life I was very angry, and I was very self-righteous, and I was like, you know, these people should be doing something differently! Why aren't they doing things differently? I'm seeing now an evolution in like in embracing more love at the center of our justice movements, more healing language at the center of our justice movements, realizing that to be involved in social justice is also to be exposed to trauma, and to be exposed to generational trauma.
How do we feel some of the generational trauma that particularly marginalized communities experience, and also how do we heal the generational trauma that privileged communities experience as well?
I'm seeing a lot of sort of love and healing. I feel like our faith has something. I mean certainly faith communities we can bring an experience to justice communities and and help us to make our justice efforts sustainable because I think probably in 2039 we're still going to be fighting the good fight and still planting some seeds for the next generation.
I kind of look forward to seeing in 2039 what our work, where are we going to be sort of on the leading edge and what's going to be pushing my comfort zone. How am I going to feel challenged to show up? How is this deeper this call to love going to continue to transform us and invite us into a deeper sense of justice?
This section with Rev. Lane Campbell's ideas is from 09:38 - 11:40.