Over the course of several decades residents of many communities have become accustomed to service institutions taking care of their problems. At the same time, some policies an systems actually block people from creating right relationships and securing basic needs.
By reorienting people to their scriptural roots and call to outreach ministry, the Shalom Initiative instills a new, active, responsible, hopeful mindset among its participants. It offers guidance in the practical matters of advocacy, as well as spiritual perspectives on issues of justice, freedom, and peace.
As its Shalom Communities mature they may resist the temptation to institutionalize, join the social service “industry,” and surrender their call to generate systemic change. Over time, Shalom Communities can create the momentum and critical mass that challenge injustice in structures, policies, and systems.
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