Jesus left his heavenly home and entered into our beautiful but broken world, asking, “Why are you weeping?” and “What are you seeking?” These strangers showed Jesus their wounds, and he touched them. He invited others into his life by entering into theirs. Renewal is the work of planting seeds of justice and goodness in our city. Extending renewal is not to be done with ego, fanfare and manipulation. Instead it is to be done quietly, carefully and because of love. God's kingdom is breaking into our world extending peace into broken situations. At Axiom we partner with others in our neighborhoods who are doing important work to care for the marginalized and the forgotten.
Syracuse is a resettlement city. We seek to help refugee families reestablish their lives and overcome the barriers to successful integration into our communities. InterFaith Works’ Center for New Americans is a partner in helping us "adopt a family" when they arrive in our city. Syracuse has almost 1000 refugees each year that are fleeing war, poverty and disasters that trying to make this upstate city their home. This is a difficult journey. We partner Axiom families with beautiful people from Syria, The Congo, Iraq, Burma and the Bhutan. We have different pathways for connecting and care.
We also host HerVillage West in our neighborhood space in partnership with HopePrint. Tuesday nights we share a meal, learn life-skills, tutor children, and organically learn ESL. Go here for more details.
We partner with the Samaritan Center, a multi-faith effort to feed the homeless and hungry in Syracuse. Many of the guests include the young and the older, those who are well educated and those who are not, people whose lives are bound by the prison of substance abuse and people who are facing the challenge of illness. Axiom regularly spends time as a community at the Samaritan Center.