Adventist Activism and Adventist Today are teaming up to present an interview series on issues of peace, justice, righteousness, compassion and the Kingdom of God.
The first interview of the series–a conversation with Nathan French, Peace and Justice Organizer at the Hollywood SDA Church–is now up at Adventist Today. The interview begins:
Jeff Boyd: Please explain your position as the Peace and Justice Organizer.
Nathan French: My role is diverse, but the core of what I do is help our members engage missionally in our neighborhood and help them reflect about how God is present in that experience. I’m also intentional about making connections in the neighborhood myself and being a part of different coalitions and committees.
Ryan [Bell, Hollywood SDA Lead Pastor] came up with the title Peace and Justice to replace what most churches call Community Outreach. The values named in that title are deeply rooted in scripture and the biblical narrative. These results–peace and justice–are what we’re working to bring to our community.
In the future I plan to interview a wide range of people–professors, pastors, activists, political figures, administrators, development specialists, and more.