Living Justice Seminar
If you are a United Methodist woman living in the United States between the ages of 20 and 39, the Living Justice Seminar may be of interest to you.
Each summer, the Deaconess Program sponsors a 5-day seminar for young adult women interested in social justice issues related to the Christian faith.
Living Justice responds to the church's mandate that deaconesses and home missioners work to "eradicate the causes of injustice and all that robs life of dignity and worth."
In the summer, when young women who are in college or who are educators are most likely able to participate.
New York City
The city offers a wide variety of ministry experiences as well as the opportunity to take part in seminars at the Church Center for the United Nations. New York City also offers low cost accommodations at the Women's Division-owned Alma Mathews House, three major airports, and readily accessible public transportation.
You can attend if you are a United Methodist woman living in the United States between the ages of 20-39. You do not need to be a deaconess or feel a calling toward that work.
There is usually one focus topic, typically a high-profile concern that illustrates the interrelationship of social justice issues. Living Justice Seminars also include:
- Bible studies
- Site visits in New York
- Share experiences and questions inviting others to consider justice issues in their own lives, congregations, and communities
- Be challenged and empowered by the supportive community of women whose faith inspire them to Christian service
- Discover the rich heritage of the deaconess movement in The United Methodist Church
How can I participate?
Request an application from the Deaconess Program Office at 475 Riverside Drive, Room 320, New York, NY 10115, or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
How much does it cost to attend?
The Deaconess Program pays for:
The office does not want to limit participation on the basis of financial capacity. Living Justice is part of the church's financial commitment to the building of leadership for justice among young women.