Social Justice Committee
Who we are
In keeping with Scripture, the rich heritage of the Reformed Tradition, and the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Social Justice Committee promotes justice and reconcilliation in a broken world.
Our focus areas
The Social Justice Committee invites members of the congregation and community to engage, educate, and empower one another to hear the voices of peoples long silenced, to speak and advocate for social justice and righteousness, and to work with others for justice, freedom, and peace.
In keeping with our commitment as a Matthew 25 congregation, the Social Justice Committee seeks to facilitate efforts to dismantle structural racism, eradicate systemic poverty, and build congregational vitality.
The Committee plans and coordinates programs and events such as lectures, panel discussions, film screenings, book discussions, and politically non-partisan advocacy actions.
Each year, the Social Justice committee highlights three or four focus areas of particular concern to the congregation and community. While recognizing the intersectional nature of all justice movements, during 2022, the Social Justice Committee will focus on four topics:
Racial Justice Join us in our work to eliminate structural racism as we address our own racism and prejudice and identify systems that need to be transformed and made more equitable and accessible to all
Environmental Justice Be a part of our Green Group as we learn about our impact on the environment and how we can practice and teach better stewardship of creation so that all God's children can enjoy the gift of the earth for generations to come.
LGBTQIA+ Equality As a welcoming, affirming, and inclusive faith community we work to celebrate and affirm lives and gifts of all LGBTQIA+ individuals. Journey with us as we engage in this work, educate one another, and equip the church to practice radical hospitality.
Economic Justice Help us to eradicate systemic poverty by identifying and addressing those systems and structures in our society which make it harder for people to survive and thrive.
What we do
All are encouraged to participate in Social Justice events. DCPC members with special interest in leadership in this important ministry are invited to join the Committee. If you would like to be included in our mailing list or feel called to serve as a member of the Committee please contact Heather McKee, Chair of the Social Justice Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or Robert Alexander, Associate Pastor for Mission and Discipleship at email@example.com
Resources for further study
LGBTQIA+ Equality and Inclusion:
Systemic Poverty and Economic Inequality