Working Together

do justice, love kindness, walk humbly with your God

I don't think this charge from Micah 6:8 can be accomplished alone. That is why as I reflect on the fall semester, I am grateful for the spontaneous opportunity to host a small gathering to learn about the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and the Sri Lankan Fisher People's movement.

Rev. Noelle Damico serves alongside the Coalition of Immokalee workers to promote the Fair Food Program, and Herman Kumara is the convener of the Sri Lankan Fisher People's movement. They were in Princeton for meetings at Princeton Theological Seminary, and Noelle reached out to Princeton Presbyterians as a former seminary intern for the once Wesley-Westminster Foundation (now Princeton Presbyterians of the Westminster Foundation and the Wesley Foundation).

It was an honor to invite the leadership of the student group Progressive Christians at Princeton (PCAP) and the Erik Matson, the Wesley Foundation Chaplain, to join the conversation.

We learned so much about the resilience of people to work for the betterment of their communities. Especially the current organizing by women for women. This is a deeply held value of Princeton Presbyterians as we work to support the flourishing of people of all genders, particularly when it comes to women and LGBTQ+ persons in church leadership.

I encourage you to check out the informative links above and discover the empowering work that has earned Greg Asbed of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers a recent MacAurthur Genius Grant.

If you are looking for some small way to uphold the dignity of farm workers, consider participating in the Wendy's boycott until they join the many peer corporations in the Fair Food Program.

May we continue to give thanks for sustained and spontaneous partnerships in this season of gratitude.


—Len

Noelle, Len, and Herman following the meeting with PCAP leader and Wesley Foundation Chaplain.

Noelle, Len, and Herman following the meeting with PCAP leader and Wesley Foundation Chaplain.

ConText: An Uncommon Bible Study

ConText is a monthly Bible Study and dinner that explores creative and critical ways of reading Scripture with students at Princeton University. Princeton Presbyterians has partnered with Dean Theresa Thames, the Episcopal Church at Princeton, and the Wesley Foundation, to create space for students to ask tough questions, express faith and doubt, and learn from one another through fresh perspectives on the Bible. Len, Andrew, and Julia are grateful for this opportunity to meet students from diverse faith traditions, and to share in meaningful conversations about reading the Word for life in today’s world.

Our next meetings are on March 29, April 26, and May 24. Join us in the Class of 1952 Room in the lower level of Frist Campus Center at 6pm for food and fellowship! 

Join us in the Class of 1952 Room in the lower level of Frist Campus Center at 6pm for food and fellowship on March 28, April 26, and May 24! 

Join us in the Class of 1952 Room in the lower level of Frist Campus Center at 6pm for food and fellowship on March 28, April 26, and May 24! 

Lenten Art Workshop

Lenten Art Workshop

The Lenten communion cloth made by members of the Breaking Bread Community during a circle painting workshop. The individual brushstrokes together form a beautiful whole. Likewise, each of us in the Body of Christ has different gifts that we bring to the whole of the Church and the proclamation of the Gospel. Throughout the season of Lent, the time of year when we prepare for Easter, the cover graphic will incrementally represent a closer view of the communion cloth, just as we journey in this theme of Shalom from the cosmic to the deeply personal.