Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation
|As I work with Social Justice Issues, I remember the words of Jesus: "Welcome the Stranger"; "Love One Another as I Have Loved You" and many more. Since 9/11 and also our involvement in Eastern countries, racism against Muslims has surfaced and escalated. That is why I have been encouraged to write several columns on Islam: the Muslim faith which means "Peace" or "Submission". The purpose of these articles is to educate about Islam and to heal and change misconceptions. I am using a resource called "My Neighbor is Muslim". This is a resource developed by Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. Remembering that all our bothers and sisters, I present this education piece.|
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|MY NEIGHBOR IS MUSLIM|
"My Neighbor is Muslim" is a new resource developed by Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. Linda Hartke, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service says: "I think we can all agree that we are living in a precarious moment in which people are increasingly fearful of "the other" and political rhetoric is used to fan the flames." And so this publication which they are sharing with other religions and communities is a much needed resource to build dialogue and support.
Click the following link:MY NEIGHBOR IS MUSLIM (Part 1)
ALL LIFE IS SACRED
"We need to strengthen the conviction that we are one single human family. There are no frontiers or barriers, political or social, behind which we can hide, still less is there room for the globalization of indifference."
Laudato Si (Chapter 5, par. 52)
MISSION STATEMENT FOR THE OFFICE OF
In the spirit of St. Francis, St. Clare and Mother Theresa the Oldenburg Franciscan Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Office strives to continue the Gospel Message of Justice and Peace. This office educates, coordinates, and promotes Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation throughout the entire congregation and with groups inside and outside the community. Justice to all creatures and to the Earth is the primary focus so that we may bring Peace to ourselves and others.