June 6th-7th, 2014: Leaders for Justice Training
About leadership training: This 2-day leadership training held by ESTHER and JOSHUA will outline the core concepts of becoming a great leader at tackling issues of injustice in your community. What you can expect:
- Get an overview of community organizing
- Learn tools of relationship building through one-on-one conversations
- Get best practices to develop teams and address issues
- How to hold effective meetings and building strong organizations
- How to focus your issue work and take action to win
TIME: Friday, 5:00-9:00 PM dinner included. Saturday, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM, lunch included
COST: $25 with meals included
LOCATION: Union Congregational UCC; 716 S Madison St, Green Bay
REGISTER NOW! To register, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, with your name, contact information, and congregation/organization. Please send a check, payable to JOSHUA,130 St. Matthew St, Green Bay, WI 54301
JOSHUA CELEBRATES 10 YEARS!!!
JOSHUA is a coalition of faith communities in the greater Green Bay area dedicated to building and deepening relationships within and among faith communities. Who we are in embedded in our name:
Justice Organization: we build community that crosses economic, racial and ethnic, religious, social and geographic boundaries.
Sharing Hope: we develop and empower leaders to have a voice in the community and
United for Action: we address issues that can make a difference in our community, especially for the most needy and marginalized.
JOSHUA began on May 15, 2004, when a Covenanting Celebration was held at Union Church. The Church was packed with a diverse group of 350 people, including representation from different faith traditions, community organizations and public leaders. Looking back on the Covenanting, JOHUA co-presidents Barbara Shiffer of West Side Moravian and Sister Maria Drzwiecki, Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross, described the enthusiasm of that event. They saw “amazing possibilities for the faith communities when they join together to overcome divisions and stand united for action around common values of justice.” The Covenanting Celebration emphasized the importance of uniting–not polarizing–our members on those faith values on which we all agree: truth and fairness, accountability and generosity–while respecting each others’ different faith traditions.
In the 10 years since its founding, JOSHUA has been a catalyst for action, addressing community needs in the areas of housing, rights of immigrants, health care, restorative justice and community building.
As JOSHUA looks ahead, our vision remains grounded in the core values that have been affirmed since its founding:
We are people of faith.
We believe God has called us to live, speak and act courageously in accordance with our faith beliefs.
we believe God calls us to love our neighbors and to honor the dignity of every person.
Together we will create the community we seek for ourselves, and build the power we need to transform the world around us.
Please consider joining JOSHUA as we work toward our vision.