Justice Umbrella

Christians have long recognized in Scripture a call to defend and uphold the dignity and well being of all persons, especially the poor and powerless.   Participating in movements seeking justice, positive reform, and empowerment is one of the most Christ-like things we can do. 

Jesus wasn’t preaching a universal salvation message for the world, but he was addressing specific political, social, and racial issues. He was helping those who were being abused, violated, and oppressed. Involving ourselves within these issues — serving those who need justice — is an example of following Jesus.

We at St Hilda’s take the words of Oscar Romero to heart.  Nobody can do everything but everybody can do something.  “We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that.  This enables us to do something, and to do it very well.  It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way, an opportunity for God’s grace to enter and do the rest.”  

We have created St. Hilda’s Justice Umbrella. Under this umbrella are numerous social and environmental justice causes that our members are passionate about and that St. Hilda’s by extension supports.  For further information please contact Jill Halliwell  jcwellspring@gmail.com 

Justice and Advocacy: Why we do it! (link)

Social and environmental justice and advocacy is also a key part of how we “engage faithfully with the world” as expressed in our Diocesan Mission statement.

Below are some of the social and environmental justice issues that St. Hilda’s and her members are involved in:  

Elder Care and Disability Rights:  Joan Brock at joansbrock@gmail.com

Environment and Climate Emergency:  Bruce Pond at millpondsailor@gmail.com

Homelessness and Affordable Housing:  Meg Stevens at megstevens@outlook.com

Indigenous Justice:  John and Nancy Denham at john_denham@sunshine.net

LGBT Rights:  Jill Halliwell at jcwellspring@gmail.com 

Ndandini Partnership:  Carol Eades at eadescarol@gmail.com  

Primates World Relief and Development Fund   Go to the PDRDF website for more information

Refugees:  Michael and Jenny Starr at starrmj@me.com 

In the Bible, peace and justice are never separated. Peace is never simply the absence of war, it is the active presence of justice. It has to do with human fulfilment, with liberation, with wholeness, with a meaningful life and well-being, not only for the individual, but for the community as a whole. The prophets speak of peace as the offspring of justice.

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