Social and Economic Justice Committee 2017-03-07T19:34:37+00:00
“Shout out, do not hold back! Lift up your voice like a trumpet!” – Isaiah 58:1

Overview

Continuing the long tradition of Holy Apostles’ social outreach efforts, concerned parishioners meet regularly to discuss and take action towards effecting positive change in the community. We work on a variety of issues and seek to collaborate both within our church and with the world at large. We do all of this to bring God’s love and word into action in the world around us.

Some of our key concerns at the moment are:

  • Immigration and deportation
  • Palestine/Israel peace process
  • Education, particularly issues affecting students with disabilities
  • LGBT rights
  • Creating systems for sustained resistance
  • Women’s rights
  • Climate and the environment

Do you want to get involved?
Do you have an issue you’d like to work on?
Please email us at email here to find out more!

Events of Interest

Helpful Links

  • Gays Against Guns: A inclusive direct action focused group of LGBTQ people and their allies committed to nonviolently breaking the gun industry’s chain of death
  • Rise and Resist: An Activist Organization
  • Make the Road: Immigrant issues
  • United We Dream: Immigration. Great text based action network for immediate response
  • The Sanctuary Movement:”A growing movement of faith and immigrant communities doing what Congress and the Administration refuse to do: protect and stand with immigrants”

 

“It is never the end. There is always something to do!”
-Jacques Beaumont, Holy Apostles Parishoner

We welcome those celebrating faith or struggling with doubt, those seeking both spiritual and physical nourishment, and those of diverse ages, races, and sexual orientations.

Together, we strive to seek and serve Christ in all persons.

Around the Episcopal Church

Video: Election message from the Presiding Bishop

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
Post – Election Message
November 9, 2016

“We will elect a president. We will elect officer holders. Some will be Republicans. Some will be Democrats. Some will be Independents. But that will be the democratic process. That’s how we govern ourselves in our country, and we will all live with the results of those elections, but we will all live together as fellow Americans, as citizens. And so the time will come, to bind up our wounds, to overcome our differences, to reconcile with each other, to reach out to those who differ with us, and to be Americans.”

Around the Diocese

“Despair or gloating are unfaithful responses to this election for Christians. So is the hatred of those who differ from us. But on the day after the election it must not be forgotten that a substantial amount of Mr. Trump’s rhetoric during the campaign was racist and misogynist, brutal and violent, anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant and sexually offensive. Too much of his public comment directly contravened the central principles of the Christian ethic and the accepted, shared values and virtues of the Episcopal Church. That rhetoric has occasioned extraordinary alarm. We pray that the heated language of the campaign will not follow him into his presidency or inform his governance, but we also insist: it may not.

Last Saturday, at our diocesan convention, I suggested some basic principles of the Christian faith, derived from the commandment to love God and love our neighbor, which are not debatable for Christians, and which can and must guide the speech and actions of people of faith in public life. They are not partisan; they favor no particular candidate or political party. They are of the very fabric of the Christian faith, and I repeat them here:

The equality and dignity of all persons of every race and gender and sexual orientation, for we are every one of us made in the image of God and redeemed by the One who took our flesh upon himself and dwelt among us. Who said, “I came that all may be one, as the Father and I are one.”