[PDF] ✐ The Power of Proximity ⚦ Michelle Ferrigno Warren – Bassgrotto.co.uk

The Power of Proximity We Can See Evidence Of Injustice All Around Us, Whether In Continuing Incidents Of Racial Inequality Or In The Systemic Forces That Disenfranchise People And Perpetuate Poverty It S Important To Learn About The World S Inequities And To Be A Voice For The Voiceless Any Way We Can But In An Age Of Hashtag And Armchair Activism, Merely Raising Awareness About Injustice Is Not Enough Michelle Warren Knows What Is Needed She And Her Family Have Chosen To Live In Communities Where They Are Proximate To The Pain Of The Poor This Makes All The Difference In Facing And Overcoming Injustice When We Build Relationships Where We Live, We Discover The Complexities Of Standing With The Vulnerable And The Commitment Needed For Long Term Change Proximity Changes Our Perspective, Compels Our Response, And Keeps Us Committed To The Journey Of Pursuing Justice For All Move Beyond Awareness And Experience The Power Of Proximity.

10 thoughts on “The Power of Proximity

  1. says:

    Worth it for the chapter on mostly white privilege alone Michelle Warren is the real deal otherwise glad to read her thoughts.

  2. says:

    I would have loved details about their actual journey Overall an interesting read

  3. says:

    We ve all been in situations where we re in close proximity to someone who doesn t look like us Some of the situations are temporary, and some much longer lasting Some people are forced into situations, and some make a conscious decision to experience life at a different pace than they might otherwise be used to Immediately missionaries come to mind They leave family, friends and home to go to a faraway place And then there are people like Michelle Warren Michelle and her husband made the decision to exchange lifestyles, but they didn t go to a different continent to do so Instead they settled in an area of Colorado The only thing is, Michelle and her husband don t look like most of their neighbors, and if they weren t willing to study another language, they wouldn t even be able to communicate with some of them Their journey to proximity is detailed in The Power of Proximity Moving Beyond Awareness to Action, IVP Books, July 2017 I did underlining in this book than I have in a long time, and have already used some of what I learned as part of a message for a chapel service at the local ...

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    All staff and incoming team members for the program I work for were asked to read this book in preparation for the coming program year, and I especially appreciated it within that context It s a really relevant and helpful introduction to both the challenges and joys that come with living in proximity to those most heavily burdened and impacted by systemic injustice This is full of gems of insight and wisdom and I would gladly encourage anyone considering pursuing a lifestyle of proximity to check it out What really stood out to me was the critical and welcome emphasis on practice over talk lip service, the reality that living in proximity to external brokenness often exposes our own internal brokenness, and the push for enduring commitment to the long haul as a pushback against naive notions of impactful justice work I did find elements of the book to get a bit repetitive or circular by the end, and at first I was somewhat surprised by the way that Ferrigno Warren frames the community that she enters into By and large, I found that she highlighted the wounds, dangers, and downfalls that existed there and at times felt as though that was a perpetuation of the one sided narratives that likely plague it While this helps us to clearly recognize it as a ...

  5. says:

    Helpful for preparing to moveI am reading this book in preparation for moving into a low income community This book opened my eyes to some challenges I didn t think about but that I am now sure I will face I had a very idealistic view of moving into a community to do social justice work This book brought me to if a realistic expects ion, acknowledging the difficulties, yet sustaining hope I think there is a hard balance between being genuine about how we aren t going to see injustice wiped...

  6. says:

    It s solved by walkingExcellent life story of living the gospel in marginalized community by moving in So appreciative of the simple message of putting into action your heart for Biblical Justice It s all about seeing one life changed Thanks so much for writing your story Michelle

  7. says:

    Heartfelt and real Encouraging look into the heart of CCDA and related organizations and founders.

  8. says:

    Powerful and real, made me cry and laugh Such an important book for those who live out the call of biblical justice.

  9. says:

    I bought this book after hearing Michelle speak The topic is tremendously important.

  10. says:

    Michelle Warren practices what she preaches She and her family have chosen to live as dominant culture minorities in their neighborhood They have chosen to take seriously the command to love our neighbors by living and working alongside the predominantly immigrant and underpaid of the city Warren reflects on her years living out the gospel message with stories, reflections, and the truth that we are all called to live proximately to the very people ...

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