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Community Justice

Serve God by doing scroll-dropping, table-turning, and cross-bearing ministry!

Resurrection’s Community Justice Ministry (CJM) was birthed by the desire of our congregation to CLOSE THE KINDNESS AND JUSTICE GAP as articulated by our Vision 2030! We will address injustices and building bridges of healing in our city so that Kansas City looks more like the Kingdom of God. We will model for our community and world what it looks like to truly love our neighbors and practice the words of Micah 6:8 to “do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God.”

Our goal is to pursue justice so that Kansas City will be more like the Kingdom of God. Community Justice supports a Christian response to complex environmental, social, and economic challenges in Johnson, Wyandotte (Kansas) and Jackson (Missouri) counties.

Community Justice supports a Christian response to complex environmental, social, and economic challenges. Our actions are rooted in scripture that reminds us that the earth is the Lord’s (1 Corinthians 10:26 and others), that we are to take care of it (Genesis 1:26, 28; Genesis 2:15, and others) and we are to love each other (Philippians 2:4, 1 John 3:18 and others). 

Micah 6.8 reminds all of us that what the Lord requires is TO DO JUSTICE, TO LOVE KINDNESS, AND WALK HUMBLY WITH OUR GOD! CJM currently has a variety of ways for you to do justice!

We lean heavily on the Social Principles of the United Methodist Church for guidance. It is here where we find guidance on social justice issues that we deal with as a community. You can find the current version HERE.

We are all called to DO Justice! We are all called to Love Kindness! We are all called to Walk Humbly with Our God!

So join us, for it’s time to follow JESUS and do some SCROLL DROPPING, TABLE TURNING, CROSS BEARING Ministry! Amen? And Amen!

 

Good Faith Network Conversations

This October with Pastor Cheryl Bell

Come join Pastor Cheryl, Pastor of Community Justice, as she hosts Good Faith Network Community Conversations this October! Resurrection partners with the Good Faith Network, an interfaith justice ministry that draws together nearly 30 congregations from 3 faith traditions to advocate for systemic change on behalf of the most vulnerable. 

The Good Faith Network has been working to address the challenges of homelessness, lack of affordable housing and mental health crisis in Johnson County and we need to hear from YOU!

Learn more and register by using the button below! 

Strength to Love - A Study of MLK's Sermons

Join this dynamic opportunity to join in group conversation with a blend of members from St James United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection as we read selections of ‘Strength to Love’ by Martin Luther King Jr together. These groups will promote racial healing, cooperation, learning, and togetherness. Groups will meet 10/2 and 10/16 at Resurrection Leawood, and 10/9 and 10/23 at SJUMC from 6:30-8pm. Participants will be assigned groups and notified upon event start date.

Upcoming Justice Events

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Racial Justice

We lament the murder of George Floyd and countless other Black men and women whose names may or may not be widely known. We condemn the loss of these lives to violence fueled by racism and white supremacy. From slavery to Jim Crow laws to more insidious racial injustices, racism continues to harshly impact life for Black Americans today. Enough is enough. Black Lives Matter.

Civic Engagement

The Civic Engagement Ministry of Resurrection seeks to build awareness of important social issues and encourage thoughtful dialogue and active participation in the democratic process.

The Civic Engagement Ministry supports the Social Justice Principles of the United Methodist Church and the Mission of the Resurrection Social Justice Ministry.

EarthCOR

EarthCOR supports a Christian response to complex environmental and social challenges. Our actions are rooted in scripture that reminds us that the earth is the Lord’s (1 Corinthians 10:26 and others), that we are to take care of it (Genesis 1:26, 28; Genesis 2:15, and others) and we are to love each other (Philippians 2:4, 1 John 3:18 and others).

Wherever you find yourself on your faith journey right now, and whatever shade of “green” you might be, EarthCOR invites you to help transform lives and restore the broken things.

LGBTQ Ministry

At Resurrection, our purpose is to build a Christian community where non-religious and nominally religious people are becoming deeply committed Christians. This means being the kind of place where everyone can feel at home. For our sisters, brothers, and others in the LGBTQ community, we host several gatherings with a variety of goals. For those wanting to learn more about how to be a good ally, our LGBTQ Ministry page has resources to get you started on the journey.

Justice Resources

Holocaust Education Panel

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day is January 27, and Resurrection hosted this special event with the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education on Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. The program featured a panel of second-generation Holocaust survivors who shared their families’ stories of resilience and hope.  It is important that we continue to hear these testimonies and the lessons of the past that can inspire hope for the future. 

Webinar: Churches in Black and White

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Join Allies for Racial Justice for an inward look at how complicity with racism created and perpetuates the divide in our churches and communities. Representatives from several Christian denominations will discuss the historic role churches played in separating God’s people by “race”, the role culture and politics play in maintaining the separation, and how God’s great command to truly love our neighbors as ourselves could set things right.

White Leverage; Unpacking Philemon

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Everyone has questions that they may feel uncomfortable asking, especially when it comes to issues like race. Join our special guest speakers from The Hope Center to explore questions about race and community in the Bible, and learn how to apply it to our daily lives.

Class: What is Justice?

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Learn from Rabbi Art Nemitoff from The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah about what God’s justice looks like in the Hebrew scriptures. We also hear how these truths are lived out today in the Jewish faith.