"...let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream" (Amos 5:24)
Faith Community Certificate Program
Be part of a transformative educational experience linking faith and justice in Winnipeg’s Inner City
Those who enrol in the 1 Just City Faith Community Certificate program will have the opportunity to learn in community with other adults who are seeking to grow in their faith and understanding of the realities faced by those living in poverty. Participants will have the opportunity to volunteer at all of 1 Just City’s sites, meet people from different walks of life, hear engaging speakers. They will be expected to complete a project that will strengthen the connection between 1JustCity and their congregation.
We will be using an adult education model that is participatory, where we learn from each other and from reflecting on our experience as well as from speakers and readings. Sessions will include theological reflection and Bible study.
*Our hope is that we will be able to reimburse sponsoring congregations $250 to fund a 1JustCity project in their church.
Session 1: Saturday November 13th 9:30 - 4:00 - West End site (lunch provided)
Remaining sessions will be the following Tuesdays from 6:00 pm. to 8:30pm at Young United Church (supper is included):
January 4, 18+
Feb 1, 15
Mar 1,15, 29
Closing ceremony (to be decided)
+January 18th will be at Oak Table & Just a Warm Sleep
Issues we will focus on include:
Charity and Justice
Poverty and Race/ BIPOC
Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples/Residential Schools
Substance Use and Mental Health
Community Groups taking action
We encourage you to approach your congregation for funding to enrol in this program. You will be in negotiation with them about what your project will be.