Social Justice Ministry

The purpose of the Social Justice Ministry’s presence in CLC is to continually engage in what social justice means and looks like in the context we live in. Part of CLC’s mission is to serve the world, and this ministry is dedicated to not only address social injustices through serving, but also expand our understanding and practices of dismantling systemic oppression that leads to social injustice. In collaboration with the Compassion Ministry, this ministry exists to build the knowledge, skills, and capacity of congregation members to pursue social justice in a way that dignifies and humanizes all as image bearers of God.

Together, we have done book discussions and held church-wide seminars to unpack the intersections of race, ethnic identity, and faith. We have advised church giving to be distributed to local organizations that support racial, economic, and housing justice in the East Bay, with the hope of building long-term support with them. For one of the partners, CityTeam’s Turning Point house, we serve monthly Sunday dinners for the residents and do occasional volunteering at the house. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were able to commune over dinner with the residents; during the socially-distanced months, we adjusted to dinner delivery. As we are allowed to gather in groups again, these monthly dinners will hopefully continue to happen in-person.

The purpose of the Social Justice Ministry’s presence in CLC is to continually engage in what social justice means and looks like in the context we live in. Part of CLC’s mission is to serve the world, and this ministry is dedicated to not only address social injustices through serving, but also expand our understanding and practices of dismantling systemic oppression that leads to social injustice. In collaboration with the Compassion Ministry, this ministry exists to build the knowledge, skills, and capacity of congregation members to pursue social justice in a way that dignifies and humanizes all as image bearers of God.

Together, we have done book discussions and held church-wide seminars to unpack the intersections of race, ethnic identity, and faith. We have advised church giving to be distributed to local organizations that support racial, economic, and housing justice in the East Bay, with the hope of building long-term support with them. For one of the partners, CityTeam’s Turning Point house, we serve monthly Sunday dinners for the residents and do occasional volunteering at the house. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were able to commune over dinner with the residents; during the socially-distanced months, we adjusted to dinner delivery. As we are allowed to gather in groups again, these monthly dinners will hopefully continue to happen in-person.

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