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Let My People Go: The Power of Moses, Miriam, and Midwives
Let My People Go: The Power of Moses, Miriam, and Midwives uses the story of the Exodus as an invitation to Christians to uncover God’s call to anti-oppressive liberation. This 6-week study addresses the themes of story, truth, love, connection, faith, and liberation. You will consider perspectives, the four kids of power, media, and solidarity. Let My People Go is created by The Justice and Faith Collective. AVAILABLE IN CHILDREN, YOUTH, & ADULT FORMATS.
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“It is beautifully designed: aesthetically, practically, and theologically. The theology is rich and bold. The activities are fun and engaging. I’m already dreaming up how we can create videos with young people from diverse backgrounds to read some of the scripts so that leaders have the option of showing videos or leading the teaching portions themselves. It’s so great.” Rev. Melissa Gepford, Intergenerational Discipleship Coordinator, United Methodist Church Great Plains Conference.
CommUNITY Allies Vacation Bible School
Through arts and crafts, movement challenges, music, and more we learn about justice, empathy, community activism, and our global connections. This five-session curriculum can be used in person or for remote learning. Themes include self in others, justice and mercy, sharing the world, connection, and community in action. CommUNITY Allies VBS can be done in person or remotely. It is designed for kids ages kindergarten through 6th grade and has activities that reach both younger and older kids. CommUNITY Allies VBS is created by The Justice and Faith Collective.
“It is fantastic! We spread it out over 5 weeks. The kids have loved the activities and share lots of what they make on Zoom together and on our church FB page. The paper chains and Rube Goldberg were huge hits!” Laura Thornton, St Luke’s Episcopal Church.
“Our kids really got into looking at their books in a new way. Throughout the day, my 5 year old would continue to run up to me with another book he found with a person of color on the cover. Thankful for the opportunity for his growth.” Rev. Jenny Smith, Edmonds United Methodist Church.
To live in America is to be immersed in a culture that overvalues some people and undervalues others. We value people based on their rank, determined by age, disabilities, religion, ethnicity, social class, sexual orientation, indigenous ancestry, national origin, and gender (Leticia Nieto, Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment). We normalize these ranks and those who fall in the dominant groups do not recognize the oppression the “norms” cause.
Antiracism work requires us to confront these structural patterns we have believed since childhood. The work is not intended to shame. It is intended to transform. But it is hard work and some people will struggle with the change of ideologies more than others.
The Justice and Faith Collective can work with you to guide your community through the work of decolonization and transformation. You likely have about 20% of people who are ready to move forward with change, 60% who are open but questioning, and 20% who resist. Oppression is active today so we cannot wait for all to be ready. Justice & Faith Collective can help and we know that change is possible.
We offer organizational equity audits, training, coaching, and can customize our services to best meet your needs.
Leading your community in anti-oppression work requires that you and your fellow leaders dig into your work towards liberation and justice. Justice and Faith Collective offers two training tracks to equip you.
This 90-minute training session explores race and racism, layers of perspective, power, theological foundations for antiracism work, and practical tips for antiracist teaching. Designed for clergy, staff, and volunteers. Anyone helping to lead the courses you plan to offer would benefit greatly from taking this course.
A 6-week training network that provides ongoing education, relationship development, and accountability for those leading antiracism work. By building community and developing relationships with those using our curriculum, we will counter the dominant consumptive capitalism model through a non-transactional experience. Get support as you grow and learn together by reflecting, exploring your relationship with privilege and power, develop the will to act, and work on identifying and eliminating inequity in your communities. It will be a brave place to ask questions, a place to recover historical memory and practice de-ideologizing their everyday experience. Develop your lens of antiracism to use in any teaching opportunity. Our goal is to equip you to threaten inequity and create a beloved community. Just as we, the leaders of Justice and Faith Collective, strive to use our privilege and power for good, while also dismantling privilege and inequitable distributions of power, we will ask our network members to do this same work.
The Justice and Faith Collective training cohort will meet weekly for six 90-minute sessions. The first Cohort uses both Liberation Psychology and Liberation Theology as a foundation for leading antiracism work within a community. Liberation Cohort ONE will be offered in the fall. Subsequent cohorts will be offered in the winter and spring.
A liberation coach walks alongside you to aid in the work of decolonization, deconstruction, and transformation. We facilitate the process of identifying, grieving, and retelling your story.
Living in a culture that overvalues some people while undervaluing others makes it difficult to see what is real. That humans are infinitely powerful creatures able to change the world around them. Do you believe you have power? Are you buying into the lie that you are too much or too little? Are you feeling undervalued or overvalued? Are you increasingly aware of racism, sexism, classism, or other forms of oppression that you want to unpack?
White supremacy culture values perfectionism. When we begin to confront systemic injustices we will make mistakes. That is scary. Liberation coaching is a safe place to practice, learn, reflect, and refine so that you use your power to bring liberation to the world.
Want to get started? Email Jennifer@justiceandfaith.com.