St. Paul’s is committed to the Episcopal Church’s calls for social justice and racial reconciliation. We fully believe in the words of the Episcopal Litany for Social Justice from June 3, 2020:
Siblings: God commands us through Jesus Christ to love one another. In baptism, we promise to seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as ourselves and to strive for justice and peace, and respect the dignity of every human being.
“Reconciliation is the spiritual practice of seeking a loving, liberating and life-giving relationship with God and one another, and striving to heal and transform injustice and brokenness in ourselves, our communities, institutions, and society.” To learn more, see Bishop Michael Curry’s message on the church’s work for racial healing at https://episcopalchurch.org/racial-reconciliation.
St. Paul’s looks to the leadership of The Episcopal Church’s Office of Social Justice and Advocacy Engagement, which is responsible for engaging Episcopalians in building, resourcing, and empowering advocacy movements and networks for social justice at a local and community level by connecting, organizing, and mobilizing people in the pews, and people in the pulpit. The Office of Social Justice and Advocacy Engagement executes creative leadership initiatives to mobilize Episcopalians on issues of social change, and seeks to build and enhance communities committed to transforming unjust structures in societies, and to accompany and enrich the ministry of Episcopalians working to be catalysts for equality, justice, and transformation within their communities.
To learn more, see: https://episcopalchurch.org/social-justice-and-advocacy-engagement