Doing Justice

Do Justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God – Micah 6:8

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Below are opportunities to follow Micah 6:8 – Please click on the names of events/actions/organizations to learn more.

Events:

Do Something: End Gun Violence

Demand that our Ohio legislators “Do Something” to end gun violence in our state. Join us for a march, rally and silent witness/prayer.
Sept. 18, 2019 – 12:30 – 3:00 pm at Columbus Commons (160 S High St, Columbus) and Ohio Statehouse West Plaza
Flyer link

Global Climate Strike

This September, millions of us will walk out of our workplaces and homes to join young climate strikers on the streets and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels.  Our house is on fire — let’s act like it. We demand climate justice for everyone.

Cleveland Climate Strike
Friday, September 20, 2019 – 12:00 PM
at Public Square 50 Public Square Suite 1700, Cleveland, OH 44113
Host Contact Info: ohio@youthclimatestrikeus.org

Freedom Demands Action

Educate a Legislator Day – Stop OHIO SB 33
Wednesday, September 25th, 9 am – 4 pm – Gather in the Sheraton Columbus Hotel, 75 E. State St., Columbus OH
Then we move to the Statehouse for meetings with legislators.

12:00 Rally at the Statehouse. Bring banners, signs, and cameras. (No sticks allowed to hold up signs or banners.) Guitars and Drums are always nice

Clergy are asked to wear appropriate clerical garb or bring stoles, for an action at Governor DeWine’s office at 1 pm. Gather in the lobby of 77 S. High St.

Ohio SB 33 criminalizes dissent and threatens our constitutional rights to freedom of speech and assembly. It is a shameless attempt by the Gas and Oil industry to prevent us here in Ohio from exercising our right to disagree with government policies and protest sites of pollution.  REGISTER HERE

Actions:

9/11/19 URGENT CALLS NEEDED: Tell Congress to Hold the Administration Accountable to Setting and Meeting a Robust Refugee Admissions Goal – take action here

Resources:

Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Resource Guide  – Hate in America has become commonplace. What can we do to stop the hate?

Organizations:

Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is uniting people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality.

Friends of the Earth – “Friends of the Earth is a bold and fearless voice for justice and the planet. We believe all people deserve to live in a healthy environment.”

Green America – “Our mission is to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.”

The Injustice Boycott – “an organized resistance, driven by local people and activists, supported by passionate believers all over the country and around the world. Just as the Montgomery Bus Boycott lasted for 381 days, we are prepared for this boycott to last as it takes to make change happen. Indeed, we won’t stop until it does.” – Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/injusticeboycott

Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ) – SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals organizing White people for racial justice. – Local chapter, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/surjohio/

The Dream Corps – The Dream Corps brings people together to solve America’s toughest problems.

God Before Guns is a multi-faith coalition of individuals and faith communities working to reduce gun violence, through community engagement, education, and advocacy.  We envision a nation in which our faith in God and each other elevates the sanctity of life above the fears that lead to a society armed against itself. Find them on Facebook or Twitter

Charter for Compassion – “Charter for Compassion International provides an umbrella for people to engage in collaborative partnerships worldwide. Our mission is to bring to life the principles articulated in the Charter for Compassion through concrete, practical action in a myriad of sectors.”

One.org – At ONE, we know that our voices, joined with the millions of other ONE members around the world, can change the realities of poverty, hunger, corruption, and disease that deprive too many of their God-given dignity.