Preparation for Activity
- Invite two or three members of the Justice or Social Action Committee to speak to the group. Tell them how long they have to present information about the work of the committee. Encourage them to bring visual aids, such as photos and videos taken at justice events, and brochures published by community groups the committee supports. If they have a banner, they should bring it, too. Inform them that the group will be talking about public witness. Invite them to sing songs or chants that they include in their witness activities.
- Optional: if your congregation holds a justice or community service fair, plan to attend with the Signs group.
Description of Activity
Participants meet with congregants involved in justice work.
Spend a few minutes brainstorming questions to ask the guests. Introduce the guests and ask them to give their short (ten minutes or less) presentations. Leave a few minutes for questions.
Afterwards, ask what commonalities exist in the issues of the Justice Committee. Where did they hear public witness as one of the ways the committee works for justice?
Alternately, if your congregation holds a social justice or community service fair, attend as a group. Gather information. Sit together and review the information, asking the same processing questions.