Starting Your Own Social Justice Ministry
Workshop Description: Many of us long for justice, but we have no idea how to get started! The reality of injustice can feel overwhelming. Sometimes we know we have the right heart, but not enough information. Other times, we have a vision, but we don’t know how to get other folks to join us in the journey. This workshop will serve as a learning lab to help you make a plan to incorporate social justice into your personal faith life as well as our religious communities.
Biography: Nick Reinhardt serves as Manchester UMC’s Social Justice Coordinator. They received their Master of Theological Studies with a concentration in Religion, Ethics, and Politics from Harvard University. Nick was the Associate Director of the Center for Social Empowerment in Ferguson, MO. They’ve been involved in ecumenical work and activism for over a decade. They are a contributing author to the Holding Up Your Corner Curriculum and author of the accompanying youth resource. As a former educator with Teach for America, they have extensive experience in curriculum development, piloting justice initiatives, and facilitating social justice trainings. They have trained over 2,500 individuals across the nation in a variety of social justice ministries.
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