Our work for a better world calls us to unexpected places as we harness love’s power to stop oppression. From grassroots community organizing to interfaith local, state and national advocacy; in protest marches, prayer vigils, and press conferences; we strive to put our faith into action, bearing witness to injustices that surround us. You will likely see a group of us at Moral Monday gatherings, marching in Raleigh’s HKonJ, the local MLK Day, or Pride parade.
Our current justice ministries focus on key priorities for our congregation and community:
- Economic justice, through our partnership with Orange Congregations in Mission, which seeks to provide food through their pantry, clothing and household goods through their thrift shop, and help with utility bills for those with a current economic challenge.
- Environmental justice, through our partnership with North Carolina Power and Light, a state-wide community organizing group focused on environmental issues.
- Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer justice, through continuing Welcoming Congregation curricula and Pride festival participation.
- Racial justice, through our partnership with the NAACP, study group participation, and regular community forums on race relations in our community.
- Active membership with Orange County Justice United, an interfaith community-organizing group. Justice United is currently focused on two initiatives: investigating possible racial bias during traffic stops and check points, and advocating for affordable housing in our county.