Social Justice and Engagement

Social justice and advocacy engagement is the work of Episcopalians to build community networks for justice by connecting and mobilizing people “from the pews to the public square”. 

Episcopal Justice Assembly

What does it mean to build our collective energy and moral vision after this election? We will learn from Episcopalians who are leaders in the fight for economic and racial justice, speaking to this changing landscape and moment. Join local and regional Episcopalians doing justice work – and our special guest, the legendary civil rights veteran and "long-distance runner for justice" Ms. Ruby Sales.

Register today for this post-election opportunity to share experiences and reflect on our communal call to faithful action. Thursday, Nov. 19 at 5-6:30 PM EST - Register here

Lawyers and Collars

We are partnering with Lawyers and Collars, to teach public faith engagement for church leaders as a prayerful presence at the polls. [The Episcopal Church’s term for this role is “Poll Chaplains.”] The goal is to provide a calm and loving presence in way of love, the way of peace, the way of justice, and the way of reconciliation that is affirmed on Election Day. As Lawyers and Collars says: “All people are created in the image of God. Protecting the right to vote affirms the divine image and inherent value of all of God’s children.” You can find more information at http://lawyersandcollars.org

“From Pew to Public Square” and “Protest Chaplains”

New resources for Episcopalians, Social Issues and Community Change

Taking up Presiding Bishop Curry's charge for Episcopal faith communities to live out our public witness and sacred values, From the Pew to the Public Square provides quick coaching in moral agency, discernment, and decision making for social and community social change.

Download From the Pew to the Public Square Resource Booklet covering five ways Episcopalians can make social change.

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CONTACT:
The Rev. Isaiah "Shaneequa" Brokenleg
Staff Officer for Racial Reconciliation

CONTACT:
The Rev. Melanie Mullen

Director, Reconciliation, Justice and Creation Care