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Social Action-Justice

We meet on the third Wednesday of alternating months at 5:30 pm at the church.

The committee co-chairs are Julia Jordan and Suzanne Ziglar.

Our Mission: To make a positive impact on the community and the world in which we live by stimulating the active involvement of our congregation in social services and social justice issues.

Our Objectives:

  1. Communicate with congregation and community through newsletters, emails, news releases, etc.
  1. Fund primarily local non profits.
  1. Collaborate with other organizational and ecumenical groups in Buncombe County and elsewhere on social justice and social action issues.
  1. Include congregation in new project selection.

Congregational Surveys:

Our most recent survey in 2017 showed the following as the top issues: Racial Oppression, Victim/Hate crimes, Homelessness, Peace Advocacy, Immigration/Undocumented Workers, Gender Equality, Environment & Environmental Justice, Hunger. Thus our current effort will focus on these areas.

In a survey of our congregation in 2004-2005, the top issues included: Peace Advocacy, Protecting the Environment, Homelessness/Affordable Housing, Racial Oppression and Racial Bridging, and Hunger. Thus much of the early effort was in these areas.

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