The prophet Micah answers the rhetorical about what God requires of those who wish to follow,
"He has told you, O mortal, what is good;
and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?
At Lutheran Campus Ministry, working for justice is central to who we are as a community. Injustice, whether it is economic, racial, gender, or any other goes against the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the long arc of scripture.
We seek to inspire, train, and facilitate opportunities to live in to Jesus' call to bring good news to the poor, proclaim release to the captives, recovery of sight to the blind to let the oppressed go free, and to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor. (Luke 4)
In worship, book studies and conferences we discuss the centrality of justice in the life of a follower of Jesus. In travel and service opportunities we seek to create space where we can hear the voices of the oppressed directly. And in direct action we participate in movements to break down unjust systems.
We have mobilized on campus, in La Crosse, on the sacred land of Standing Rock, and the recently on the streets of Minneapolis.
As Covid-19 continues to drastically alter our society, as police violence created an uprising of resistance and whatever the future brings, expect Lutheran Campus Ministry to center current issues and mobilize Gospel centered responses and civil disobedience.