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Hanna shares, "It IS possible to have joy in the midst of suffering and persecution. It is a grace to experience meekness, to forgive, to be a person of peace. When we respond to the cry of the least of these, we receive God's joy and peace." @brvchurch

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Facebook IconMay 19, 2017 at 4:54 pm

FREEING SLAVES: A journalist's confession of being raised by a domestic slave.
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/06/lolas-story/524490/

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My Family’s Slave

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She lived with us for 56 years. She raised me and my siblings without pay. I was 11, a typical American kid, before I realized who she was.

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The work of kingdom justice begins with speaking out the truth of God--establishing the biblical truth that God is on the side of the poor, the needy, the outsider, the stranger.

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Facebook IconMay 6, 2017 at 8:29 am

NURTURING RECONCILIATION: Audio and video recordings from 2016 Vineyard Diversity Conference, "Better Together" is now available! Free audio download here, http://vineyardjusticenetwork.org/better-together-diversity-conference-recordings/

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Better Together Diversity Conference (Audio) - Vineyard Digital Membership

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Free audio teaching (6 hrs.) of the Vineyard Better Together Conference.

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Mark your calendars for VJN 2017!

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VJN 2017 Forum: Seeking the Peace of Our Cities // Yakima // Oct 20-21

VJN 2017 Forum: Seeking the Peace of Our Cities // Yakima // Oct 20-21

SAT. BREAKFAST & LUNCH INCLUDED | CHILDCARE AVAILABLE | SPECIAL HOTEL RATES | HOST HOUSING AVAILABLE

How is God calling you and your church to serve the poor? Are your engaging your head, heart, and hands? Does your church already have community partnerships, or do you run your own legal clinic or homeless outreach? Or maybe you're just beginning your compassion and justice journey.

Come to the VJN 2017 FORUM to get the resources you need to both a deepernand broaden your church's approach to "seeking the peace of your city"--whether you're from a small town of 5,000 or an urban center of 1 million. We want to do this first and foremost as Kingdom witnesses for the sake of our King Jesus. We want to demonstrate how God's mercy leads us to God's justice, and this creates relationships where it may seem impossible and unjust systems and structures can be healed.

A Forum on Seeking the Peace of Our Cities


If your church disappeared from your neighborhood tomorrow, would anyone in that neighborhood notice?
How can your church, small group, ministry, or church-plant to be more missional in identifying and developing community partnerships?
How can we move from client-provider relationships to more mutual, empowering relationships when serving vulnerable people like refugees, undocumented immigrants, and the formerly incarcerated?
How do churches pursuing the Justice of the Kingdom be culturally relevant to the poor and marginalized communities in their own backyard? And serve alongside them?
How does caring for the environment cultivate the peace of our cities?
What does reconciliation (with God and with each other) look like in your neighborhood/town/city?

Why do we need a Vineyard Justice Network?

Vineyard Justice Network (VJN) does not exist to promote a singular ministry, nor are we trying to start a non-profit for Vineyard USA. Instead, we're focusing on bringing together our Vineyard church pastors and leaders who are already tackling one of the three targeted areas of structural, systemic injustice: human trafficking, poverty, and the environment.

VJN offers a new space to have conversations that either aren't happening, are happening in isolation, or are sporadic. Within our movement, we so rarely even celebrate or highlight the significant justice work that is going on in our Vineyard churches. We recognize that it is essential for existing Vineyard pastors and leaders to shape the conversation with an "inside-out", rather than a "top-down" approach.

In particular, part of the leading edge of VJN points to the question: what does it look like and mean for the poor to lead the way in ending poverty? This can be reframed to: what does it look like and mean for the exploited to lead the way in ending exploitation, the trafficked to lead the way in ending trafficking, the homeless to lead the way to ending homelessness, the undocumented immigrant to lead the way in immigration reform?

Schedule

Friday, October 20

8 AM Registration Opens

8:30AM-12 PM | Lab Day in the Local Community

1:30-3:30 PM: Session 1

3:30-6 PM: Session 2

6:00-7:30 PM Dinner on your own

7:30-9:30 PM Session 3

Saturday, October 21

8:30 AM-9:30 AM: Continental Breakfast and Registration

9:30 AM-10:45 AM Session 4

10:45 AM-12:15 PM practical workshops that will dive into the nuts and bolts

12:15-1:30 PM Lunch (provided on site)

1:30-2:45 PM: practical workshops that will dive into the nuts and bolts

2:45-4:00 PM Session 6

Speakers

coming soon

Workshop Facilitators


coming soon



Travel and Lodging

Airport

The closest airport is Yakima Air Terminal, about 4 miles away (10 minute drive) from the church. Alaska Airlines is the only airline option. McAllister Field, 2406 W Washington Ave B, Yakima, WA 98903

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is 145 miles away, or a 2 hour drive. A car rental would most likely be necessary, but VJN is also planning on arranging some airport pick-up and drop-off shuttles.

Hotels

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Host Homes

Yakima Vineyard would also welcome the opportunity to place people in host homes. For more info, email dave[at]vineyardjusticenetwork[dot]org.



Scholarships

We have a limited number of travel scholarships available. If you'd like to apply, please send an email to contact[at]vineyardjusticenetwork[dot]org with the total cost of your travel budget, as well as the amount you're requesting.

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April 21, 2017 at 12:05 am

Vineyard Justice Network - VJN shared Vineyard USA's video.

Great resource just released from Vineyard Resources to help us have reconciling conversations.

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Do people in your congregation struggle to be like Jesus when they have challenging discussions on Facebook, in family gatherings, or in your church? Do you?

After many months of planning, HARD CONVERSATIONS has just been released by Vineyard Resources "for such a time as this" in our culture today - http://bit.ly/2pH64SV.

Written to be read by every person in your congregation, this 20 page short read will help each member of your church understand how we can reflect Jesus to one another – even as we face the difficult issues of our time.

Phil Strout, our National Director says, "There are a lot of different points of views on many subjects today. How do we have hard conversations with others, maintain integrity with our beliefs, and do so in a winsome way so we learn how to really listen to others? This takes coaching. Vineyard Resources has produced a very small booklet that will help us address how we have conversations about critical issues in today's world. I'm so proud of the folks there and this material they have created for us. I highly recommend this to you for training, for teaching, and for all of our growth."

Released today, copies are available today in bulk from Vineyard Resources – http://bit.ly/2pH64SV

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April 19, 2017 at 11:39 am

Retweeted Vineyard Scholars (@vineyardsvs):

Thrilled to partner with @VineyardJustice to host a convo on "Thinking With the Vineyard about Immigration" #SVS2017 https://t.co/005Ud1j5Km

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April 12, 2017 at 9:42 pm

Retweeted Micah Institute (@MicahInstitute):

#Blog of Week Dr @liztheo @UnionSeminary "The Poor will always be with us" is #Jesus way of indicting the rich. https://t.co/vMlgNsreAf

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April 12, 2017 at 9:35 pm

Retweeted Vineyard USA (@vineyardusa):

Holy Week is a time for us to meet Christ again on the way to the cross, in view of the resurrection. #Easter #HolyWeek

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Facebook IconMarch 30, 2017 at 4:49 pm

In August 2016, a massive storm hit the southern parts of the United States States and Louisiana got it the worst. Because of this flooding, Liberty University sent out teams of students to partner with Samaritan's Purse and participant in flood relief in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area.

VJN's intern, Sydney Wilson, interviews a fellow student on that trip, Riley Hayes , about his experience.

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Spotlight Interview with Riley Hayes of LU Send Now – Vineyard Justice Network

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In August 2016, a massive storm hit the southern parts of the United States and Louisiana got it the worst. Because of this flooding, Liberty University sent out teams of students to partner with Samaritan’s Purse and participant in flood relief in the Baton Rouge area. In today’s interview we talke...

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Facebook IconMarch 30, 2017 at 3:51 pm

Legal clinics: If your church is interested in setting up a legal clinic, then consider the resources offered at the Restore177 Conference on June 8, organized by Bruce Strom, http://www.restore117.com/

If you are passionate about justice issues in your community and want practical tools to make a difference then Restore 117 is your conference. Join us in Chicago, June 8 and return home with:

Family Safety Plans for fearful immigrants;
Guidance for addressing the legal needs of formerly incarcerated neighbors;
Family Safety and Service Plans in domestic violence and family struggles;
Small group materials with action plans for community justice;
Curriculum for engaging millennials in practical justice issues;
Grant opportunities for establishing legal ministry in your community;

And much more!
Restore 117 main stage speakers will inspire and inform you. Noel Castellanos has years of experience doing neighborhood justice. Matt Soerens is an expert on refugee and immigrant issues. Mass Anthem will lead us in worship and I'll close our time together.

Please share this opportunity with others. Lawyers can receive CLE credit. Everyone will benefit from the practical resources. And to thank you, please type in the code "BruceEmail" to receive $10 off your registration. But hurry the code is only good through April 15.

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RESTORE 117 – The Building Justice Communities Conference

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Our passion-filled speakers are in the trenches of delivering radical impact in their communities. They'll equip and inspire you to do the same.

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VJN celebrates women history month by profiling Alexia Salvatierra, @Mimi_CBE, @liztheo. Kingdom women! https://t.co/Jx74e6ZGXY

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“Thx @kathymaskell for sharing these great resources from @Mimi_CBE @liztheo celebrating Women's History Month https://t.co/Xw60Fz7xGl”

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Facebook IconMarch 27, 2017 at 12:32 pm

1 in 8 people worldwide don't get enough food daily.

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Facebook IconMarch 27, 2017 at 12:10 pm

Check out this article from NBC News on Amy Paulin's ideas for stopping #humantrafficking in hotels in New York

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/new-york-assemblywoman-teams-advocate-eradicate-human-trafficking-hotels-n733496

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Trafficking survivor comes out of the shadows to get hotels to curb crime

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New York Assemblywoman Amy Paulin has teamed up with human trafficking survivor Anneke Lucas to write legislation that would train hotel staff.

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WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH:
This month, VJN celebrates and highlights some of the wise, compassionate, and powerful women leaders who have contributed to our biblical justice conversation. Check out interviews and talks with Mimi Hadid on biblical equality, Alexia Salvatierra on the distinct, public, Christian witness of "dove power," and Liz Theoharis on how the Bible demands that we end poverty.

http://vineyardjusticenetwork.org/womens-history-month/

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WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Women justice leaders – Vineyard Justice Network

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#enditmovement human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world.

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Facebook IconMarch 22, 2017 at 3:21 pm

Jacksonville, Florida ranks third in the state when it comes to reports of human trafficking. On Monday, city leaders met to figure out how to fight back.

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/crime/city-leaders-want-to-crack-down-on-human-trafficking-and-help-victims/422237831

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City leaders want to crack down on human trafficking and help victims

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville ranks third in the state when it comes to reports of human trafficking. On Monday, city leaders met to figure out how to fight back.

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March 15, 2017 at 11:00 pm

Vineyard Justice Network - VJN shared Rich Nathan's post.

IMMIGRATION: Vineyard pastor Rich Nathan joined an NPR roundtable, "All Sides Considered," today to discuss the impact of the current immigration executive order. Link to the show, http://radio.wosu.org/post/local-faith-groups-respond-travel-ban-and-immigration-issues

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I had a lot of fun! If missed it and want to hear the broadcast it's podcasted @All Sides with Ann Fisher. Redone on NPR this PM https://t.co/bmigDTtAPK

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March 16, 2017 at 12:14 pm

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Facebook IconMarch 10, 2017 at 2:23 pm

A Prayer for Our Country

O Thou who art as the shadow of a mighty rock in a weary land,
Comfort our distraught, distracted, and bewildered Nation.
Enable us to discern Thy judgements and Thy grace in the distress, confusion, and anxiety of our time.

Keep us from cynicism.
Hold us steady in honor,
Peaceful in integrity,
Steadfast in faith,
Confident in truth and justice,
Assured in judgment,
And patient in tribulation.

Quicken our conscience.
Sharpen our wits.
Deepen our discernment.
Fortify our wills in all good purposes.
Sustain us, that we grow not weary in well-doing,
And renew a right spirit within us.

May Thy strength be made perfect in our weakness.
Deliver us from self-righteousness.
Save us from hypocrisy.
Purify by Thy mercy what we have spoiled by our wickedness.
Purge us of the vanity that frustrates our councils.
Bestow upon our leaders and our people the clarity
of wisdom, the courage of conviction, the humor
of kindness.

Champion the defenseless.
Protect the innocent.
Guide the confused.
Uphold those who are despairing.
Confound the treacherous.
Expose the false.
Subdue the proud.

Teach us to cherish all that is wholesome, lovely,
and of good report.
Confirm in us what is true, and right, and virtuous,
Lead us out of our wilderness
Into a quiet land,
Worthy of the few who dreamed it, the many who died
for it, and all who continue to hope in it.

Through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Courtesy of celesteh.com.
by R. Maurice Boyd

R. Maurice Boyd is pastor of The City Church in New York City.

http://www.evangelicalsforsocialaction.org/holistic-ministry/a-prayer-for-our-country/

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A Prayer for Our Country

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Facebook IconMarch 1, 2017 at 3:16 pm

Stay safe out there Floridians. Florida Panama City Beach, Florida

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/crime--law/new-human-trafficking-reports-rise-florida-young-adults-targeted/zuFa90aHDLZMf2wm74RQqI/

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Human trafficking reports rise in Florida; young adults targeted

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The recent case of three men accused of kidnapping a 19-year-old woman in Boynton Beach and trying t...


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