Faith In Action
From JPAN - Justice and Peace Action Network:
Thank you for all of your faithful work on the UCC Our Faith Our Vote campaign – helping to empower congregations and communities to participate in the 2018 midterm elections. The voting turn out for this election was higher than it has been in decades for a midterm election. It is estimated that 114 million Americans showed up at the polls to make their voice heard. All over the county, you participated in voter registration drives, candidate and issue forums, and voter mobilization efforts. You learned about voter protection efforts and volunteered to make sure everyone could cast their ballot.
You made a difference!
I want to update you about what UCC Disaster Ministries is doing to respond to the California wildfires and how churches can help.
Arizona Foundation for Contemporary Theology will host Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz for a talk entitled Spiritual Courage on November 14 at 7 PM at Congregation Beth Israel located at 10460 North 56th Street in Scottsdale.
Justice events, justice in action, and justice resources from JPANet - the United Church of Christ Justice and Peace Action Network.
by Rev. Dr. Delle McCormick, in her November 7 update from the migrant shelter:
Today, the elections are over and the struggle for justice and joy goes on. Our shelter is operating at capacity and every day we have more new volunteers and organizations that want to partner with us. Every day, many times a day, we witness the transformation of our volunteers, guests, the broad community in Southern Arizona, and beyond. I have so many stories to tell and space only allows me to share a few.
From Rocky Mountain Synod ELCA:
The resources in this toolkit are intended to be customizable to your community and your context. There are suggestions for which modules may connect well with one another, but you are encouraged to pick and choose the sessions your community is most interested in, after you have shown or made available the opening video.
Hear the latest updates on immigration policy and advocacy. Learn legal and effective strategies that you can use if you see ICE agents in your community.
While we mourn, we must also take action, and that means showing up and voting. If you went to a vigil this weekend, show up at the polls. If you plan on marching to change the injustices of the world, show up at the polls. Make sure that the people we elect will take bold and dramatic action to end gun violence - and vote to keep those who have done nothing accountable.
In the news of late, much is being reported about the asylum seeker caravan heading north through Mexico to the border of the United States. As Conference Minister of the Southwest Conference UCC, I can say what you hear in the news is often different than what we see and experience here in our Conference’s borderlands.