Welcome to the Center for Peace and Justice and the Center for Global Studies blog.
The plan is that this will be an ongoing venue for the director to relate events, share reflections, suggest and review resources, offer updates…
Thanks for checking in to see what’s happening with our efforts, to learn about some of our hopes, and to overall further connect with us.
My hope is that over time through reading this blog you will find thoughts that inspire you, read aspects that challenge you, and encounter stories and material that offer you further confidence to engage the fullest sense of living out love in the world. Love understood here as being a neighbor to all; beginning always with where you are at and who you are with at any and all given times and emanating outwards. And neighbor understood here in the deep vocational sense articulated through the resounding and inclusive call to love of God and love of neighbor offered by Jesus Christ.
We want to live into Christ’s vision of neighbor. We want to move away from asking the lawyer’s limit-seeking question offered to Jesus in the Gospels of, “who is my neighbor?” Instead, to use an addage from a show still well remembered by many – we want to ask the question that Fred Rogers asked every day on Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, “Won’t you be my neighbor?” Instead of limit-seeking this is possibility-seeking. This is bridge-building work. This is what we seek to do.
So, again, welcome! Come on back and visit soon.