Let Justice Roll
A justice advocacy and awareness retreat for high school youth
Friday, Dec. 6 to Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013
Central Lutheran Church (Capitol Hill), Seattle, WA
Let Justice Roll encourages high school youth to engage in issues of social, environmental, and economic justice to learn about God’s call to “do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God” (Micah 6:8). Participants are encouraged and challenged to become agents of positive change with a biblical and Christ-centered approach. (Please note: While this event is usually held at Holden Village, due to mine remediation efforts there, this year’s event will instead be held in Seattle.)
The 2013 theme, “SHELTER: People, Places, Politics,” explores topics around homelessness. What’s it like to be a man, woman, child, or teenager on the streets? What do we take for granted: a bathroom, place to take a shower, a place to sleep, food, mental health resources, disability access, source of income, gender, sexuality, and more. What are the factors that lead to homelessness and what are the barriers that keep people out of permanent shelter? Finally, how can I as a Christian teenager, help live out Christ’s message to take care of the poor, the widow, the orphan and vulnerable parts of our population?
The program includes a combination of experiential programming, including a scavenger hunt, an expert’s interactive panel, community service, documentary movies, conversations and worship. Participants will come face to face with issues around homelessness and shelter in a safe and well-designed schedule of events.
To bring it all together, parents and families will have an opportunity to come to worship at Central Lutheran Church on Sunday, December 8, where the youth will be involved in leading the 11 a.m. worship service.
Sponsored by Trinity Lutheran College, Let Justice Roll is planned by a network of social advocacy-minded church leaders around Puget Sound.
$95 per student (includes lodging, meals, and programming)
Complete the Group Registration Form (one per church group) and the Individual Registration Forms (one per participants) and return with your check to the address provided. Deadline to register is Nov. 18, 2013.
Download the Leader Information Packet (above) for event details. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions regarding the program or registration.