Elder Jim Fairchild
I am a firm believer in social justice ministry, having spent the majority of my professional career managing public social service, public behavioral heath services and acute healthcare organizations. In this regard, Community of Christ’s Abolish Poverty and End Suffering mission initiative is, very near to my heart.
There are so many ways to connect with our community. We not only come together for worship, but we look for ways to build relationships along our discipleship journey. Upon retirement to my home in rural Kansas, I began searching for opportunities to engage in Christ’s Mission. I found digital ministry as a good way for me to connect with others.
Abolish Poverty & End Suffering
Christ’s Mission of Compassion
We facilitate this aspect of Christ’s Mission by reaching out through compassionate ministries, in partnership with other faith communities and organizations that serve the poor and hungry and stop conditions that diminish the worth of persons. Thorough social media I invite others to join with us in this work.
I do not agree, but do not argue with persons who comment. I responded to the comment with the two scriptures listed in this Blog post as my view on this issue.
Many politicians have also promoted this same idea of fighting against the “woke agenda” as a way to gain followers, however they are unable to explain what woke is or means.
What is a woke church?
According to Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Most churches don’t use the term "woke" to describe their approach to social justice ministry, and there is a range of approaches and perspectives on these issues within the broader Christian community. However, for those who are interested in engaging with issues of social justice and equity from a faith-based perspective, a “woke church” may be a good place to start.