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 addressed 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.”  

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.

Social, Indigenous, and Environmental justice and advocacy is also a key part of how we “engage faithfully with the world” 

For more information about:

The Spirituality of Justice & Advocacy

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

Environment and Climate Sustainability:  Bruce Pond at

Homelessness and Affordable Housing:  Meg Stevens at

Indigenous Justice:  John and Nancy Denham at

LGBT Rights:  Jill Halliwell at 

Ndandini Partnership:  Carol Eades at  

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

Refugees:  Michael and Jenny Starr at