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At Church on 02/24/19, The future of Univeralism and social justice with Rev. Lane Campbell
The last of three questions explored at church on Sunday, 02/24/19, on the topic of the future of Univeralism in the next twenty years, was 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
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?
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.
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.