Engage 2013 was amazing! Over 60 of us packed into the Christian Study Center classroom to discuss justice as it relates to developing our community together.
In the first session, Peter Wohler of the Source in Minneapolis laid a groundwork for talking about themes of biblical justice playing out in the lives of homeless, marginalized, and even trafficked youth. Vickie Machado of the Gainesville Catholic Worker described how a ministry rooted in the things and rhythms of an intentional community house can be the place where far-ranging ideals of economic, social, ecological, and theological justice are realized.
In the second session, Peter got really practical. He discussed the Source Annex model of transitional housing for trafficking victims, and cast a vision for churches everywhere to have similar small, incubator communities for helping these women grow into a new life in freedom. Finally, Alison Ungaro shared the inspiring story of Created, a ministry to street-involved women right here in Gainesville. Keep in touch through twitter or subscribe to her email list.
We hope you stay engaged with the work these great brothers and sisters are doing!