Days 6 & 7: Social Justice & Sabbath

Days 6 & 7: Social Justice & Sabbath

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After a busy week, we were ready to switch to a different rhythm for our weekend.

At a Glance

Theme

Pilgrimage & Sabbath

Lectionary Texts

Amos 8:1-12; Psalm 52; Colossians 1:15-28; Luke 10:38-2

Reflections on the Weekend

Students reflect on a mural of the historic Hayti community in DurhamAfter a busy week, we were ready to switch to a different rhythm for our weekend.  On Saturday, we experienced a powerful immersion into the historic Hayti community in Durham, a key player in the civil rights movement.  We visited several important sites in Durham including the St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation and Black Wall Street, which serves as centers for the social and economic life of the African-American community.  In the afternoon, we reflected on what it means to be part of the broader community as a member of the body of Christ, pursuing justice, reconciliation, and peace.  In the evening, we were blessed and spellbound by veteran DYA storyteller Tracy Radosevic, who presented the Gospel of Mark from memory in its entirety.  It was a beautiful transition to our Sunday Sabbath rest.

Sunday brought warm weather but plenty of time for relaxation, naps, worship, reflection and play. 

Quotes

You can’t figure out where you’re headed until you know where you are.” — Andrea Harris, Director, Institute for Economic Development, during the Saturday pilgrimage

Mind = Blown.” — A DYA student following Tracy Radosevic’s telling of the Gospel of Mark

Looking Ahead

Tomorrow we’ll welcome Dr. Douglas Campbell as our faculty speaker on the topic of Christ’s resurrection.  In the afternoon, we’ll return again to the Arts Village before welcoming Urban Hope, a Durham youth non-profit ministry, to our evening hospitality meal.  Evening worship will be led by two Durham pastors, the Rev. Shane Benjamin of Asbury Temple UMC and the Rev. Jimmie Hawkins of Covenant Presbyterian Church. 

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