Interfaith Justice Committee - A Place for You?
In these days of concern and conflict, the justice collaboration between the Federated Church and Am HaYam Havurah provides a place for hope and action. We invite you to consider a visit to one of our meetings, to see if this might be a place for you!
Our Mission Statement highlights our “response to the Biblical call to do justice and love mercy…to identify the local, national and global concerns of individuals and groups whose needs are not being adequately addressed and/or who are facing injustice…to strengthen the awareness of, and response by members of our two faith communities…Both our education and advocacy activities reflect tikkun olam: acts of kindness performed to repair our broken and unjust world.”
What have we done? A few highlights from the past several years:
Advocating for Syrian refugees; U.S. nutrition programs; crisis mental health funding for the Cape; and for immigrant-friendly communities. Sponsoring forums on the opioid crisis; understanding Islam (with the Ahmeds, a Muslim couple); and addressing gun violence. And interacting with legislators on matters of concern.
The future? We will be circulating our just-approved “Statement of Faith and Conscience” regarding refugees and immigrants. We are brainstorming for a gathering around February 14 (Valentine’s Day) to remember the Parkland school victims and re-energize efforts for gun violence prevention.
And…ideas that you might bring! If you would like to attend a monthly meeting, to see if it’s a place for you, contact Rod MacDonald of the Federated Church (email@example.com) or Karen Back of Am HaYam (firstname.lastname@example.org).