Peace and Justice
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saint boniface PEACE & JUSTICE COMMITTEE
OUR MISSION STATEMENT:  The Peace and Justice Committee attempts to fulfill our Baptismal Covenant..."strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being" by identifying local issues of serious concern and developing strategies for individuals and the parish to courageously address those issues.  Think globally, act locally.
 
saint boniface PEACE & JUSTICE COMMITTEE
OUR MISSION STATEMENT:  The Peace and Justice Committee attempts to fulfill our Baptismal Covenant..."strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being" by identifying local issues of serious concern and developing strategies for individuals and the parish to courageously address those issues.  Think globally, act locally.
 

 

Sacred Ground Dialogue Circle
Small Group Graphic w BorderWho Are We?       Sacred Ground Dialogue Circles are forming across the country, as part of the Episcopal Church's presiding bishop, The Most Rev. Michael Curry’s, long-term commitment to racial healing and reconciliation in our personal lives, our ministries, and our society.  St. Boniface launched our Circle in September, with 18 participants.
 
What do we Do?        Guided by the film-and video-based curriculum, over the course of a year we will walk through our country’s – and our own – history to discover the roots, challenges and divides of racism.  The series is unique in that it is designed specifically for white people to talk with other white people, while working through these difficult and delicate issues.
Recommended Reading and Videos from the St. Boniface Sacred Ground Dialogue Circle
 
What can you Do?        We invite your prayers as we travel this journey.  We also invite you to visit this page to follow our discoveries along the way.  Learn more about Sacred Ground Dialogue Circles by clicking here, and watch for news about newly forming Circles in 2021.
 

 

A FRANCISCAN BLESSING
 
May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half truths, and superficial relationships so that you may live deep within your heart.
 
May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that you may work for justice, freedom and peace.
 
May God bless you with tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation and war, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and to turn their pain into joy.
 
May God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in this world, so that you can do what others claim cannot be done.
 
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