Word & World is a school, a celebration, a movement. Through week-long gatherings, each rooted in a different city, this “moveable institute” seeks to provide education, training, and capacity-building for Christian disciples dedicated to the work of social transformation.
2012-2013 events will include a women’s advent retreat, a men’s retreat, and possibly a gathering focused on faith and eco-justice. Details to follow!
- Bible study
- Poetry and song
- Community building
- Social analysis
- Public witness
- Movement history
Word and World is ecumenical, inclusive, and grounded in popular pedagogy.
To overcome the isolation of disciples working for social change, Word and World draws activists from a variety of movements. Seasoned war resisters break bread with veteran Civil Rights leaders. Young feminists trade stories with church renewal workers. Theologians sit together with homeless rights advocates.
Our schools take place in the context of a theme and a locale. Rooted in local stories of faithfulness and courage, Word and World seeks to celebrate and nourish faith-based movements of service, solidarity, justice, and peace.
As we seek to bridge the gulfs between “seminary, sanctuary, and the streets,” we pray to renew the church as a movement of struggle and to renew the movement of struggle as church.
Michael Boucher, National Board Chair
c/o 204 Antlers Drive
Rochester, NY 14618