From left to right: Edison Toe (coordinator), John Finch, Mulu Bannister, Anastasia Popham, Ariel Johnson, TK Maforo, Sam Redfern (coordinator)
The Great Plains United Methodist Micah Corps program is based on Micah 6:8: "Do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God."
This summer intern program is designed to give young adults opportunities to:
Wholistic discipleship includes direct service (charity), education and justice work. Interns do all three with a special emphasis on justice work. Shane Claiborne helps with this image: “We give people fish. We teach them to fish. We tear down the walls that have been built up around the fish pond. And we figure out who polluted it.”
Most of the summer's experiences are framed around tearing down the walls (of poverty, environmental degradation, violence, nativism and food scarcity) that have been built up around the fish pond and figuring out who polluted it.
The internship includes going in-depth in five social justice issues:
To get an idea of their experiences, check out the videos made by the teams each year:
The 2015 Micah Corps interns created activities for youth groups that offer a series of discussions, videos and activities which will teach youth how the issues connect to their faith and challenge and inspire the youth to use their power to change the world. These activities are formatted under five four-part units where through the activities, Scripture and discussion students will learn concrete ways to be accepting, be aware and create change in their society.