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The Social Justice Committee at Church of the Covenant
"What does the LORD require of you,
We strive to provide an effective voice for social justice by educating ourselves and the congregation on relevant issues. The committee works to support justice and right relationships in the community, the nation and the world. Through education, petition and actions the committee supports and joins those who seek equity and justice on behalf of themselves and others.
Members and participants of the congregation are encouraged to convey their concerns and join this committee or its work groups as we discern the ways God leads us toward a just society for all people.
The Social Justice Committee works with other organizations to promote positive change in our world. Church of the Covenant is an active member congregation of the Northeast Ohio Alliance for Hope (NOAH).
For more information about the Social Justice Committee, please contact the Church office.
Action Against Gun Violence
Express your concern about gun violence
Sign a petition
As an initial response to Dr. Campbell’s statement in the service of worship on Sunday, December 16, in which he asked us to express our concern about gun violence in the aftermath of the school shooting in Connecticut, you may want to sign a petition: http://signon.org/sign/today-is-the-day-for-1. Covenant's Outreach and Social Justice Committee will be addressing ways in which our congregation can engage in a sustained public conversation about the proliferation of gun violence in America.
Send a letter
Contact your congressional representatives. Below is a sample letter that you can adapt
for your own.
Groundswell of Courage
Your Voice Can Make A Difference
Here's how you can make a difference. Help build a groundswell of courage to stand for the dignity and equality of LGBTQ people through courageous storytelling and effective advocacy. In the coming months, we’re working to amplify the voices of faith and moral leaders in the call for a moral economy. We believe all these causes are connected in a movement to create a better world.
Take the Each One, Move One pledge.
What is Groundswell?
We are hungry for a movement that's not just about a single issue or political party, but a shared moral vision for a better world. Groundswell echoes and amplifies that call for justice welling up among the secular, the seeking, and people of faith. We provide avenues for people of all faiths and walks of life to take strategic social action around shared moral imperatives.
Two additional campaigns:
We are generating a groundswell of community to combat hate and build love in response to violence against Muslim and Sikh Americans, most recently the mass shooting of Sikhs in Oak Creek, WI.
We are joining the fight to end the trafficking of children and youth in a groundswell of responsibility.
Northeast Ohio Alliance for Hope (NOAH) is a coalition of congregations training leaders to deal with the causes of poverty, particularly regional causes.
NOAH is a broad-based community organization working to end the systemic causes of poverty and racism in greater Cleveland and on the federal level. NOAH’s membership is made up of over 15 congregations and other institutions from the Cleveland, East Cleveland and surrounding suburbs. NOAH is built on the belief that grassroots leaders themselves have the answers to the problems facing their communities. Over the past nine years NOAH has worked on a variety of local and statewide issues. Our current efforts are focused in East Cleveland on issues of school safety ( Parent Safety Patrols have been organized in all five of the East Cleveland elementary schools); Abandoned and Vacant Properties Initiative; and Education -Tutoring, Reading and Mentoring Initiative and Library Project. On February 27, 2010 NOAH held a public meeting at Windermere-Living Hope United Methodist Church in East Cleveland, where Mayor Gary Norton, Jr. and Mr. Gus Frangos, President of the Cuyahoga County Land Bank, signed a Memorandum of Understanding which enable the C.C. Land Bank to maximize its resources in tearing down abandoned homes according to East Cleveland's priorities. Visit NOAH’s new website at noahorganizing.org/
ADVOCACY FOR DARFUR
This site provides news, background information, donation and political action opportunities to address the situation in Darfur.
FAITH-BASED ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS
FaithfulAmerica provides one-click opportunities to impact current political issues and help bring a progressive voice of faith to public debate. FaithfulAmerica is a program of the National Council of Churches, USA. FaithfulAmerica.org is made up of persons who believe that one's faith--however broadly or uniquely expressed--has a word to say about our nation's government and its priorities.
EFFORTS TO END HUNGER
Bread for the World is a nationwide Christian movement that seeks justice for the world's hungry people by lobbying our nation's decision makers.
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