As Ones Who Seek A World Restored
The Ramallah Friends School mission is certainly a perfect example of how FUM seeks to restore the world to what God intended it to be—a world where peace, equality, and justice for all people prevails. We are certainly not there yet with injustice, corruption, torture, wars, and poverty surrounding our daily lives. While faith and prayer are crucial for the restoration process to take root, they are meaningless without action; action is equally irrelevant without faith, which we rely on for guidance and direction.
When George Fox asked people to turn away from a corrupt Anglican church and turn inwards, he was asking them to take action. FUM is taking action against injustice in many places globally. Through its mission and service in Palestine, FUM is bringing the message of equality and nonviolence—while respecting differences in others—to a community who perhaps needs it the most. After all, it is “the least of these”—the people who are oppressed and have lived under a decades-long horrific injustice—who need our attention.
At the Ramallah Friends School, we see the spirit of God in everyone by emphasizing the importance of a pluralistic society and by giving equal opportunity to all children for a good education, not only so they can be good scholars but to be true children of God.
Personally I feel I have a duty to bear witness, not only to expose the injustice surrounding my people, but also to stand by them in their struggle. This is how I choose, through FUM, to seek a world restored.
Query for Reflection
Am I seeking a world restored by working for God’s Kingdom on Earth as it is in Heaven?
Think about a practical step you can take to work for justice and peace in God’s Kingdom on Earth. Then take it!
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, in earth, as it is in heaven.