Promoting a passion for justice within our church and churches.

Providing prophetic Disciples leadership to ecumenical and interfaith coalitions.

Working with other people of faith and conscience to build the Beloved Community envisioned by Dr. King.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

PASSION for JUSTICE



First . . . Happy St. Valentine’s Day!

Second . . . Don’t forget that today is also Ash Wednesday.

Third . . . Thank you for sharing with us your passion for justice.

Campus organizing . . . scholarships for seminarians and young adults to attend justice events . . . workshops for congregations . . . workshops at regional and general assemblies . . . updates and alerts . . . newsletters . . . conferences . . . marches . . . rallies . . . vigils . . . denominational, ecumenical, and interfaith coalitions for justice, peace, diversity, inclusion, and care for God's creation.

Today:  
Show some love for our activists and volunteers.
Please give sacrificially:

DJAN
PO Box 35887
Tulsa, OK  74153

Monday, January 15, 2018

KING DAY BLESSINGS!

The DISCIPLES JUSTICE ACTION NETWORK joins many others within our denomination, across our nation, and around the globe to honor the birthday, life, mission, vision, and continuing challenge of one of America's strongest advocates for justice and peace: The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

PRAYER: O God of our salvation, give us the grace and strength to keep Dr. King's dream alive, and to make his vision of the Beloved Community a central part of our lives as Christians, as Americans, and as members of the world community. We make this prayer in the name of the One who gave the vision to Dr. King and to us, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

CLICK HERE to watch Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" Speech.

CLICK HERE to read Dr. King's Letter from the Birmingham Jail.

CLICK HERE to read Dr. King's speech to striking sanitation workers in Memphis.

CLICK HERE to read Dr. King's speech on Vietnam.

Monday, January 01, 2018

New Year Blessings!


The Decisions Team and volunteer staff of the Disciples Justice Action Network (DJAN) wish you, your family, your friends, and all your loved ones a happy and blessed new year!


ALSO:  This Week Only:  You can still send in those end-of-the-year 2017 checks.

DJAN
PO Box 35887
Tulsa, OK  74153

To download the DJAN Christmas newsletter, please CLICK HERE.

Please keep DJAN in your prayers throughout the new year.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

2017 Reflections by DJAN's Director




IMPORTANT NOTE:


YEAR-END REFLECTIONS BY THE DJAN DIRECTOR
(see pictures below)

2017 has been a busy and especially challenging year for many faith-based progressive groups, including DJAN.  The year began with the first African American President of the United States still in office.  Shortly afterwards, however, we as a nation inaugurated as the new President of the United States a dangerous and divisive demagogue who won the election by running an election campaign that openly appealed to racism, sexism, xenophobia, and religious bigotry.  Once in office this hero of the alt-right began to attack, undermine, and reverse every policy that promoted and/or protected the things we so deeply value:  civil rights, voting rights, the environment, public education, gender justice, reproductive choice, criminal justice reform, worker justice, programs that aid economically struggling families, the just and humane treatment of immigrants and refugees, quality and affordable health care for all, etc., etc., etc.

Worse than the incredibly harmful policies and reversal of helpful policies that came out of the White House and the Congress on nearly a daily basis was the destructive spirit unleashed within the body politic—one that gave permission for the worst biases and ugliest prejudices of many people to manifest themselves in the public square.  Thus, violence against others, vandalism of places of worship, hate speech, and a vigorously renewed  Neo-Confederate racism all increased in presence and intensity throughout the nation.

In response to this situation, people of faith and persons of conscience took action:  through marches, vigils, rallies, and even civil disobedience, they expressed their principled resistance to Trumpism.  And because of your active participation and financial support, DJAN was part of this resistance:

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

KWANZAA BLESSINGS!


For those who are celebrating Kwanzaa, the Disciples Justice Action Network (DJAN) wishes you, your family, and all your loved ones a wonderful celebration of family, community and culture.

For those of you not celebrating this important holiday, we pray that the values promoted by Kwanzaa will help focus your Christian faith and guide your thoughts and actions throughout the new year. These values are unity (umoja), self-determination (kujichagulia), collective work and responsibility (ujima), cooperative economics (ujamaa), purpose (nia), creativity (kuumba) and faith (imani).

For more information about Kwanzaa, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

To make an end-of-the-year contribution to DJAN,
PLEASE CLICK HERE.