The Justice Council was formed in the spring of 2016 to support the integration of and collaboration among our justice ministries at church.

We hope to deepen our spiritual values and practices while engaging in the work of justice.

“How can we each do the work of justice while nurturing ourselves, each other, and our spiritual development?“

“Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.”
– Martin Luther King

The central task of the religious community is to unveil the bonds that bind each to all. There is a connectedness, a relationship discovered amid the particulars of our own lives and the lives of others. Once felt, it inspires us to act for justice. It is the church that assures us that we are not struggling for justice on our own, but as members of a larger community.

The religious community is essential, for alone our vision is too narrow to see all that must be seen, and our strength too limited to do all that must be done Together our vision widens and our strength is renewed.”
– Rev. Mark Morrison-Reed

We hope that the Justice Council can support members of the congregation to have an impact whether it’s letter writing; attending events and rallies together; deepening our dialog about racism and white supremacy; and making an impact in the city we call home.

 

For further information about the actions and purpose of the Justice Council, direct your questions, concerns, hopes to justicecouncil@uuoakland.org.