Grace is one of the hardest things to relate to, accept or believe. It doesn’t feel right to us. It operates according to a logic that runs counter to what we want or expect. However, it’s important that we understand it more deeply, because God has inextricably bound his plans for individuals, communities and cities to grace.
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Washington DC is said to be in a struggle between being a beautiful city and being a just city. As you read scripture, it’s hard to deny that all people are called to work for justice, no matter what trade they practice. How does the Christian faith equip us to pursue a beautifully just city—a city that flourishes for all people?
Mercy Ministry Symposium :: Loving Your Neighbor: The Church in the City :: 2007
Grace DC, Christ our Shepherd, and Church of the Resurrection hosted a symposium on loving our neighbors in the District, searching for real life answers to these questions about poverty, mercy and justice. Over forty churches and ministries in the DC area came together, represented by over four-hundred fifty people.
Education in DC :: George Sanker, Head of School at Hope Community Charter School
Affordable Housing :: Robert Boulter, President of FaithWorks
Art, Beauty, and Justice :: Brian Bakke, Director for North America, Mustard Seed Foundation & Jerry Eisley, Director of the Washington Arts Group
Ministry and Race in DC :: Frazier White, Pastor of Faith Temple Church and Director or Urban Solutions
Theology of Place :: Michael Worsley & Raimon Nelson, both of World Vision
Homelessness :: Emily and Michael
Mentoring Urban Youth :: James Mullings, Founder and Executive Director of Vision Ministries
Public Health in DC :: Dr. Marilyn Corder, Professor of pediatrics at George Washington University and Howard University Medical School