Diocese Survey – Justice Issues – – – Due Aug. 18, Friday
Time: 11:00 pm
Diocese Survey – Justice Issues
Without our bishop, we missed an email that asked our congregations to fill out this survey. Would you please take a moment now to fill it out?
It is due August 18!
President Gay Jennings asked the House of Deputies Committee on the State of the Church to examine ways in which our dioceses and congregations are involved in justice issues. Our focus is on General Convention resolutions that have spurred action at diocesan and local levels. The committee defines justice as: contesting against structures that produce structural inequities and barriers as we advocate for structures and systems that increase equity and access. We hope to learn about local responses to resolutions that addressed such issues as economic justice, labor relations, fair wages, racism, poverty alleviation, food security, hunger, faith-based organizing, and asset-based community development. We are asking about all areas of community assistance. However, although we recognize that food pantries and feeding programs constitute faithful and essential responses to the Gospel, they are not the transformational, justice-focused programs we are attempting to identify.
Thank you for your help with this.