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Advocacy & Social Justice

Learning from one who was at the frontlines of denominational change

Educator, consultant, chaplain, tennis coach and human rights advocate Dr. Michael J. Adee offered up a lifetime of insight and stories during a webinar Monday exploring the work that’s been done by the church and remains to be done toward the full inclusion of the LGBTQIA+ community, especially transgender and non-binary people.

Streetside vigil demands an end to Title 42

On Friday Tucson Borderlands Young Adult Volunteers joined with members of a partner organization, Tucson Mennonite Voluntary Service, to hold a streetside vigil demanding the removal of Title 42, the federal policy that has expelled more than 1.2 million asylum seekers since the beginning of the pandemic.

Frank discussions of gender-based violence in English and Spanish

There has been a lot of talk in the past year about twin pandemics and multiple pandemics, including the COVID-19 virus, extrajudicial killings of people who are Black, poverty, and other societal ills exacerbated by the circumstances of the 2020s, thus far. But one of the quietest pandemics has been gender-based violence, particularly violence against women.

Forums slated for Black Millennials

The African American Intercultural Congregational Support ministry announces its inaugural “Black Millennials and the Church” forum. The online event is now scheduled for 7 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, Nov. 10.

Webinar on human rights for the LGBTQIA+ community set for Monday

Dr. Michael J. Adee, a global advocate for human rights for LGBTQIA+, is the featured speaker during a storytelling webinar at 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday. The event is open to everyone, but registration is required. Register for the free event here.

‘No more of this!’

“October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month,” Ruling Elder Vilmarie Cintrón-Olivieri, Co-Moderator of the 223rd General Assembly (2018), said as she greeted worshipers during Wednesday’s online chapel service.