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Cinco de Mayo Interfaith Community Action Network (I/CAN) Zoom Small Group Meetings
May 5, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
This Cinco de Mayo, the Interfaith Community Action Network (I/CAN) will host the first of many virtual community-wide Zoom Small Group Meetings, from 5:30 – 6:30 PM. Siblings from around San Antonio will be there, joining in community and sharing what weighs on their hearts, to continue our work for a more just and equitable city. We need these honest conversations to build community awareness, and to steer us true in the actions we all choose to take.
On Sunday we sang, “Spirit, open my heart.” We prayed, “Jesus, Now lead on.” We found transformative grief on the road to Emmaeus, and heard this new-found life would lead us on another road: the road to Jericho.
This was not an easy road. It was long, remote, difficult, and dangerous — not a place to journey alone. But it was a way through the desert. The Jericho Road was trod by many cultures and peoples: thank goodness for that multicultural presence, and thank God for the generosity we learn from Jesus’ Good Samaritan. Here was a person with no apparent stake in things, who was even considered unclean and undesirable by the Jewish people, taking on expense and inconvenience to help a stranger in need. Why do such a thing? Was there a deeper wisdom at work? Did they somehow see, even in the midst of unjust, discriminatory, and abusive societal practices, that there is no such thing as ‘stranger’? Did they understand we are all on this road together?
How would our world be changed if we cared for everyone with the dignity and respect of a sibling? If we realized that tomorrow, we could easily be the wounded traveler or the Samaritan? What if we not only walked the same road, but actually walked with our neighbors, learning from each other and speaking up for things that made our lives better?
This is your movement, and we hope you will add your voice. Come join us as we walk the road together.
Attendees must register in advance in order to attend HERE. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Registration will end at 3 pm Tuesday, May 5, 2020.
Visit the I/CAN website www.icansa.org