Cathedral College 2018: The Journey to Justice and Peace in our Community | June 25 - 29
“Lord, make me an instrument of your peace”
These words, prayed for centuries in what is known as the Prayer of St Francis of Assisi, provide the focus and theme for this year’s Cathedral College. This prayer lifts up the desire to serve in bringing pardon, hope, justice, generosity and understanding to one’s neighbors and one’s world, and will be the lens through which we view all of the courses of Cathedral College this year.
Peace, justice, hospitality and inclusion are woven throughout scriptures. But what does it mean to be instruments of peace in our community and world today? How are we equipping ourselves to live out the call of Christ followers? How do we energize and equip the church to bring pardon, generosity and understanding?
This year’s Cathedral College will offer compelling topics, ideas and experiences related to social justice and peace making. Courses are designed around:
- Education: Experts will share knowledge and create space for understanding issues of injustice and the experience of marginalized communities.
- Advocacy: Hear from advocacy groups to understand the work that is already being done and how faith communities can cooperate and grow these actions in the community.
- Mission: Hands on opportunities in works of compassion and mercy for the Boise and global community
- Arts: Through the arts, hands on opportunities to; reveal the image of God in creation and in all people, provide witness to the human systems that create barriers to all of God’s people/creation, show God’s faithfulness of renewal and reconciliation at work in the world.
Invite a friend and join us for this one week event!
Catalog with course descriptions and online registration available soon!
“Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi”
Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying
that we are born to eternal life.
For more info, please contact Jenny Willison (firstname.lastname@example.org).