Justice is what love looks like in public.” …Cornell West
A committed group of St. Mary’s parishioners has come together to live our Christian call to justice. As the Rev. David Erickson phrases it, the goal of justice ministry is “to address systemic evil with systemic good.” Justice goes beyond charity to address the systems that cause and support injustice. In addition to feeding the hungry, for instance, justice asks that we identify and address the sources of hunger. Justice invites us to recognize the incarnate Christ in everyone and actively live our Baptismal covenant to “strive for justice and peace among all people and respect the dignity of every human being.” If you wish more information or to be included on the Justice Ministry e-mail list, please contact David Crosson.
You can donate to help NEAT. DONATE and designate your donation is for JUSTICE MINISTRIES.
In partnership with congregation Sherith Israel, St. Mary’s Nueva Esperanza Accompaniment Team (NEAT) is accompanying an asylum seeker from Columbia. This is Edward’s story, lightly edited, as he has approved for us to share.
Parishioners will remember Rodnoel (Noel) José Aranguren-Flores, a Venezuelan asylum-seeker who our NEAT partnership with Congregation Sherith Israel has been accompanying since fall 2021. Noel is now thriving on his own