Deans: Jack Perkins Davidson & Andrew Wicks
Were you looking forward to a mission trip that got cancelled this summer? Are you craving an experience of faith that's more relevant to what's happening in the world? Join us for a socially distant JuST Camp (Justice & Service Training Camp)! With a combination of short online check-ins, self-guided inquiry, engaging personal adventures, and a little taste of camp fun, we’ll discover new ways we can answer the biblical call to co-create a more loving world even from a distance.
• Read Center for American Progress’ Addressing Urban Poverty in America Must Remain a Priority
• Google Earth Projects Urban Poverty in America: Google Earth
• Play Urban Ministries of Durham's SPENT: http://playspent.org/
• 5 pm check in on Zoom (check your email for the link)
• Reading: NBC News’ Connecticut Investigates.
• Reading: Huffington Post’s Street Art and activism with the Slumlord Project in Baltimore.
• Video/Game: Tate Museum’s Street Art
• Service Action: Find out which shelters serve your area and contact them to find out what they need. Then put together a “welcome basket” for people who are entering temporary housing units.
• Justice Action: Look up #CancelRent movement or the Poor People’s Campaign. See what petitions, rallies, and letter writing campaigns you feel comfortable participating in.
• Reading: Episcopal News Service’s How the Second Largest Soup Kitchen in the U.S. Handles ...
• Video/Game: PBS's Building an Oasis in Philadelphia's Food Desert
• Service Action: Research your local Food Pantry, find out what they need, reach out to 10 friends or neighbors to collect that.
• Justice Action: Without your parents' help, but with their permission, get yourself to the grocery store and back. What made it difficult to get groceries? Design a system that would make it easier for people to access food
• Video: History of Voguing
• Reading: Black History Is Queer History and Queer History Is Black History
• Service Action: Pick three names from reading the article and learn more about them. Then look up the various Pride flags. Put a post affirming LGBTQIA+ people on your social media or put up flags in your front yard/windows.
• Justice Action: Look up organizations that focus on LGBTQIA+ housing for homeless youth. Find their advocacy pages and decide which petitions, rallies, or letter writing campaigns you want to support.
• Reading: The Conversation’s COVID-19 Is Hitting Black and Poor Communities the Hardest
• Service Action: Research Black-owned businesses in your area. Buy lunch or something else you need from there. Are there no Black-owned businesses near you? What does that tell you about your community? Can you find Black-owned businesses online and order something from one?
• Justice Action:
• Video: Greta Thunberg
• Service Action: Go to a park, beach, or walking trail and pick up trash.
• Justice Action: Create a composting or recycling system for your church.
Sunday, June 28 @ 5:30 p.m. - Zoom info session for registered participants.
Sunday, June 14 @ 5:30 pm - Zoom Info Session for interested youth. Watch the replay:
Sunday, June 28 @ 5:30 pm - Zoom Planning Session for enrolled Conferees.