Social Justice - Border Issues

Social Justice Committee

 

Social justice means a lot of different things but it is mostly concerned with the distribution of wealth, opportunities and privileges within a society. Within that context, the four cornerstones of our Social Justice Committee (SJC) are immigration justice, climate change/environmental justice, income inequality and local politics.

1)    Immigration justice:  this has been our primary focus for the past couple of years, and we expect it to continue to be so. Issues related to asylum seekers and migrants at our border with Mexico are complex and always in a state of flux, but humanitarian aid is always needed.

2)    Climate change/environmental justice: this is a complex global issue. The SJC supports local recycling and sustainable living/green local agendas.

3)    Income inequality:  in the past, we have contributed time, energy and money to local food banks and homeless shelters and continue to do so as our resources permit.

4)    Local politics:  as a religious organization we are prohibited from actively working for any individual candidate or party. We are, however, involved in political education and activism on the issues impacting social justice, including voter registration, voter turn-out, and voter education.

Other possible areas of concern and involvement are racism/white privilege, community policing, domestic violence/women’s shelters, and LGBQT discrimination.

If you have any questions feel free to email me at   joe12bar@gmail.com.

Joe Neri





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