Thursday 28 May 2015

Just Faith?, the Play, Featured in Christian Courier

The one-act play Just Faith?, a product of the CPRSE's research partnership with the Christian Reformed Church, has been featured in The Christian Courier. In an editorial entitled Pray for Justice?, Nandy Heule explains how the community dialogue following the performance helps people explore the role justice plays in their identity as people of faith: "Participants suggested churches can intentionally make justice part of their church's vision. They said we can do better when it comes to staying informed. Try to listen to those who experience injustices, they proposed. Others said we need to start with action.... In short, now is the time to pray for God's strength to stay focused on faith as a source of hope and motivation to do justice."

To date, the Just Faith? play and community forum has been held in five different locations: Maple Ridge, Abbotsford, Agassiz, Toronto, and Ottawa. Plans are underway to for similar forums to take place in Edmonton and Calgary in the fall. Communities interested in hosting their own forum can contact ICS to receive a congregational toolkit that includes the play script and community dialogue guidelines.