MISSION AND JUSTICE
Commission on Mission and Social Justice
As Christians, we are called to respond to injustice.
Our Mission and Social Justice Commission seeks to:
Act on our Christian Faith by raising the congregation's awareness of social justice issues through education, and by promoting individual and collective action. We will provide Christian service opportunities that address social injustice, promote community building and facilitate faith development.
To help the congregation live out the Christian mission in the community and in the world, we have chosen four major programs as expressions of our mission at this time:
Mission and Social Justice efforts include other hands-on service projects, such as serving meals at homeless shelters, participating in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, youth mission trips, and participating in the Boston Pride Parade, the Newton Walk for the World, the Walk for Hunger, and the Low-Carbon Diet, among others.
At Eliot, our giving comes from the generosity of the congregation. A portion of our annual budget is used to support local and international organizations committed to working to end hunger, homelessness and economic injustice and to promote peace building and sound environmental stewardship.
Eliot is a strong supporter of the wider ministries of the United Church of Christ. Each year, we contribute half of our Mission and Social Justice monies to the UCC through Our Church's Wider Mission, (OCWM). For more information on OCWM, see http://ucc.org/ocwm/.
Eliot strives to weave service and advocacy into the fabric of all we do as a community of faith. By doing so we hope to cultivate an awareness that doing justice, serving others and working for change in our world is a central part of being a Christian.
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