Windows on the World: Micky ScottBey Jones
| 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Windows on the World is intended to stimulate personal involvement in and knowledge of some of the crucial and controversial issues facing Christians today. Through these forums, the campus community is exposed to Christian thinkers and activists who model our motto of “the whole gospel for the whole world.”
This presentation is Friday, 10 a.m. in McInnis Auditorium (St. Davids campus). Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and open to the public.
Micky ScottBey Jones – aka the Justice Doula - accompanies people as they birth more love, justice and shalom into our world. Director of Resilience and Healing Initiatives at Faith Matters Network and Associate Fellow for Racial Justice with Evangelicals for Social Action.
“Who are Your People? Your Identity and Your Faith as Fuel for Change in the World”
We are in a time of profound social change and exhausting news cycles. Even when compelled to speak up and take action, we can be confused, overwhelmed and unsure of how the struggle justice and faith should relate to one another. We need to return to the deep wells of our faith to remember the ancestors, elders and teachings that show us how to show up for justice. We each need to connect to the stories of those who have marched, proposed policy, created parallel systems of freedom and developed theologies of liberation and love in the midst of systemic injustice. It is not just the faith and speeches of well known ministers like Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King that hold the wisdom we need, it is the embodied faith, commitment and leadership of people like Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer and other faithful "hidden leaders" that provide us with wisdom for doing the work of birthing more love, justice and shalom into the world today.
Following this particular presentation, the Provost’s Office will host an informal luncheon in Baird Library (Walton Hall, 2nd floor) from 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. to extend the conversation over a meal. Sodexo offers a discounted meal rate of $6/person, payable at the door. Luncheon attendees should go through the Dining Commons line and bring their lunches back to Baird Library.