Micah 6:8 What does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
Social Justice Advocacy at Church of the Nativity is, first, a listening group, a group that “loves kindness.” We want to hear people’s pain who suffer from injustice, and we want to understand different points of view on how to respond. Then we want to “walk humbly” with our God as we lean into each other’s vulnerability and strength, finally taking whatever action God seems to require of us “to do justice.” Some of the issues this new group at Nativity has engaged thus far are racial inequities, immigration, and challenges of people with disabilities. The group normally meets at Nativity the first Monday of every month at 7 pm. If you are interested in participating in this group, come to a meeting or contact Beth Crow.
Lenten Wednesdays, 2017: Evening prayer 6:15; dinner 6:30; small groups 7:00; compline 8:30 (with childcare; youth activities). People can participate in any or all of these activities, with the dinner likely being supplied by the Food Shuttle.
One of the small group activities will be led by Social Justice Advocacy
- March 8: Opening Session: Approaching Social Justice at Nativity
- March 15: Criminal Justice System
- March 22: People with Disabilities
- March 29: Immigration and Immigrant
- April 5: Topic to be decided by participants
Selected Resources in Social Justice Advocacy:
Episcopal Church Center
Episcopal Diocese of NC
- Racial Justice and Reconciliation (website of the Bishop’s Committee for Racial Justice & Reconciliation)
- Immigration Reform Resources (resources plus General Convention and Diocesan resolutions and statements)
- The Bishop’s Committee on Accessibility
- Watch Bishop Anne’s statement regarding the recent suspension of the refugee program