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United Methodists are called to love their neighbors by seeking peace and justice for all. As a denomination and as individuals, we seek to discern how to faithfully do that in a broken, beloved world.

Third Tuesdays Social Justice Forum

This forum is a monthly series exploring social justice issues, meeting at 7 PM in the Conference Room on the third Tuesday of every month or via Zoom during pandemic restrictions.

Join us for 3rd Tuesday Social Justice Forum online, June 15, 7:00 – 8:30 PM

“Same Seeds, Different Soil: New Social Witness Trends on Israel-Palestine”

Guest Speaker: Rev. J. Mark Davidson

Davidson is Pastor Emeritus, Church of Reconciliation (Presbyterian Church U.S.A.) in Chapel Hill (1998-2019). Mark is currently serving as Executive Director of Voices for Justice in Palestine, whose mission is to stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people in their struggle for freedom, justice, and equality. Mark spent part of his childhood in Lebanon, where his parents were professors at the Beirut College for Women. He is active in the Israel-Palestine Mission Network of the PCUSA, and leads the Hosanna Preaching Seminar, a national ecumenical teaching program focusing on preaching Israel-Palestine issues. Mark and his wife Allison, an art educator, are certified spiritual directors, co-founded SoulRiver Spiritual Center, and lead retreats and workshops on spiritual growth. They live in Chapel Hill, enjoying their four adult children and twin granddaughters.

Register here in advance to join us on Zoom

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Practice Advocacy
The relationships we form in our communities, often through our service and ministries, lead us to be advocates for justice. We cannot remain silent when we witness our neighbors impacted by broken social, economic, and political systems that result in poverty, conflict, and oppression.

The Micah 6:8 Team recommends the website of the UMC General Board of Church and Society to discover how United Methodists can advocate for current justice issues: Take Action • GBCS

Our world faces many problems and we can be overwhelmed by the needs we see. This resource can help you find a particular issue that you are passionate about and provide ways to faithfully assist in God’s work on it.

Join Our Micah 6:8 Team

Micah 6:8 Team addresses social justice issues through study, education, advocacy and action.  Contact Joe Burton for information.

“What does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”