Social Justice

Informing the community on public policy issues and asking, “Do policies reflect the model of justice and mercy our congregations adhere to?”

Daybreak in Alabama–This Social Justice Series offers small groups a way to engage topics that are in the public conversation – constitutional reform, tax reform, predatory lending, death penalty, and prison reform, to name a few.

Currently there are two study guides available: Predatory Lending and Food Security.

Human Trafficking is currently being edited.

Anyone interested in hosting a small group discussion using these guides should contact the Interfaith Mission Service for more information. A facilitator for the group will be provided.  Also, anyone interested in helping to develop a new study guide involving Criminal Justice should contact Patricia Smith at ims@knology.net.  Various skills are needed – research on topics, writers, editors, and beta groups to test the material.

JustFaith© instills in participants a passion for justice and prepares them for the work of social ministry. Meeting weekly, small groups use books, videos, and discussion to learn about the issues. Originated in the Roman Catholic faith, JustFaith also has an ecumenical version.

There will be several offerings for 2018- Two eight week programs Migration and The Sultan and the Saint.   Migration will be available in first quarter and The Sultan and the Saint will be available in second quarter. To sign up for these offerings please email Judy Gregory: ims@knology.net.

Faith in Action Alabama

Opportunity to work with Faith In Action Alabama by helping with their Statewide Voter Engagement.  This is a non- partisan effort to get all registered voters to vote in the upcoming special election. Starting Nov 5- December 11, 2017 on Tuesday and Thursday phone banking will be from 5:30 pm -8:30 pm. Locations, team leaders, and teams are needed. Training will be on Oct 29, 2017.  Please contact stephanie@fiaal.org

UAH – Bring it to the Table

Following the model developed in the national Bring it to the Table movement, this forum series provides opportunities to share multiple perspectives on major issues of the day. Future Forum topics include

Education, Environment, Healthcare, Poverty, Race Relations, and Social Issues. Check the Interfaith Mission Service Newsletter for details. In collaboration with the Race & Culture Ministry Area.