Micah has a passion for cross-cultural engagement, electronic outreach and economic justice. He looks for opportunities to share the good new of Jesus Christ in ways that are culturally relevant, and which honor the ways in which the Holy Spirit is already at work. In addition to his work with Friends United Meeting and Capitol Hill Friends, Micah maintains a sustained schedule of online publishing on his blog, The Lamb’s War. He is also actively engaged in work for economic justice in the Washington area, serving as a grassroots organizer with area families who are at risk of losing their homes due to the present financial crisis.
Micah Bales serves Friends United Meeting as Communications and Web Specialist. His primary responsibilities are development and articulation of FUM’s web and social media presence. He is also a regular contributor to Quaker Life magazine, and cultivates an interest in fundraising and development strategy. His favorite Bible passage is Jesus’ first sermon, found in Luke 4:16-30.
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives
and recovering of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.