"For as the body without the spirit is dead,
so faith without works is dead also."
- James 2:26
Please join us in moving our Prayer and Study into action....The resources listed on this page are designed to help you do just that.
Pax Christi Michigan joins the BDS Movement
In December 2015, Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore (PCMDCB) began a discernment process related to the use of individual and collective nonviolent actions, including Boycott, Divestment,
and Sanctions (BDS) strategies, as a pathway towards realizing peace and justice in Israel-Palestine. At their invitation, we have joined forces in support of this action.
The Kairos Document is the word of Christian Palestinians to the world about what is happening in Palestine. We declare that the military occupation of Palestinian land constitutes a sin against God and humanity. Any theology that legitimizes the occupation and justifies crimes perpetrated against the Palestinian people lies far from Christian teachings. We urge the international community to stand with the Palestinian people in their struggle against oppression, displacement, and apartheid.
In the words of Kairos Palestine, “Our word is a cry of hope, with love, prayer and faith in God. We address it first of all to ourselves and then to all the churches and Christians in the world, asking them to stand against injustice and apartheid, urging them to work for a just peace.”
Why Are We Still Talking About Racism?
Published in July 2015, this AJ+ video is a compilation of interviews with people discussing why we are and still need to be talking about race, racism, and racial inequities in the United States. The people interviewed are shown answering questions about what racism looks like, how it has changed, and what can be done to push back and move forward.
What is the difference between talking about race and racial identity, versus talking about racism and racial discrimination? Why do some people advocate “colorblindness,” or that they do not see race, and why does that not work? Who benefits when race is not taken into account?
What do the people in the video identify as things we can do to change racism? Who is responsible for doing this work?