The Church of the Covenant
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (U.S.A.)
11205 Euclid Avenue · Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Phone: (216) 421-0482
Fax: (216) 791-2228

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"What does the LORD require of you,          
but to do justice,                         
and to love kindness,
               and to walk humbly with your God?" (Micah 6:8)

We strive to provide an effective voice for social justice by educating ourselves and the congregation on relevant issues. The committee works to support justice and right relationships in the community, the nation and the world. Through education, petition and actions the committee supports and joins those who seek equity and justice on behalf of themselves and others.

Members and participants of the congregation are encouraged to convey their concerns and join this committee or its work groups as we discern the ways God leads us toward a just society for all people.

The Social Justice Committee works with other organizations to promote positive change in our world. Church of the Covenant is an active member congregation of the Northeast Ohio Alliance for Hope (NOAH).

For more information about the Social Justice Committee, please contact the Church office.

 

Action Against Gun Violence

Express your concern about gun violence

Sign a petition

As an initial response to Dr. Campbell’s statement in the service of worship on Sunday, December 16, in which he asked us to express our concern about gun violence in the aftermath of the school shooting in Connecticut, you may want to sign a petition:  http://signon.org/sign/today-is-the-day-for-1. Covenant's Outreach and Social Justice Committee will be addressing ways in which our congregation can engage in a sustained public conversation about the proliferation of gun violence in America.

Send a letter

Contact your congressional representatives. Below is a sample letter that you can adapt

for your own.

Sample Gun Violence Letter

Letters to the Editor

Groundswell of Courage

Your Voice Can Make A Difference

Here's how you can make a difference.  Help build a groundswell of courage to stand for the dignity and equality of LGBTQ people through courageous storytelling and effective advocacy. In the coming months, we’re working to amplify the voices of faith and moral leaders in the call for a moral economy. We believe all these causes are connected in a movement to create a better world.

Groundswell of Courage

Take the Each One, Move One pledge. 

What is Groundswell?

We are hungry for a movement that's not just about a single issue or political party, but a shared moral vision for a better world.  Groundswell echoes and amplifies that call for justice welling up among the secular, the seeking, and people of faith.  We provide avenues for people of all faiths and walks of life to take strategic social action around shared moral imperatives.

 

Two additional campaigns:

We are generating a groundswell of community to combat hate and build love in response to violence against Muslim and Sikh Americans, most recently the mass shooting of Sikhs in Oak Creek, WI. 

We are joining the fight to end the trafficking of children and youth in a groundswell of responsibility.

Read the Reverend Dr. Robert J. Campbell's sermon,

"Wedding Games."

  Advocacy Links:

NOAH

    http://noahorganizing.org
    Northeast Ohio Alliance for Hope (NOAH) is a coalition of congregations training leaders to deal with the causes of poverty, particularly regional causes.

    NOAH is a broad-based community organization working to end the systemic causes of poverty and racism in greater Cleveland and on the federal level. NOAH’s membership is made up of over 15 congregations and other institutions from the Cleveland, East Cleveland and surrounding suburbs. NOAH is built on the belief that grassroots leaders themselves have the answers to the problems facing their communities. Over the past nine years NOAH has worked on a variety of local and statewide issues. Our current efforts are focused in East Cleveland on issues of  school safety ( Parent Safety Patrols have been organized in all five of the East Cleveland elementary schools); Abandoned and Vacant Properties Initiative; and Education -Tutoring, Reading and Mentoring Initiative and Library Project.  On February 27, 2010 NOAH held a public meeting at Windermere-Living Hope United Methodist Church in East Cleveland, where Mayor Gary Norton, Jr. and Mr. Gus Frangos, President of the Cuyahoga County Land Bank, signed a Memorandum of Understanding which enable the C.C. Land Bank to maximize its resources in tearing down abandoned homes according to East Cleveland's priorities.  Visit NOAH’s new website at noahorganizing.org/

ADVOCACY FOR DARFUR

FAITH-BASED ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS

    http://www.faithfulamerica.org
    FaithfulAmerica provides one-click opportunities to impact current political issues and help bring a progressive voice of faith to public debate. FaithfulAmerica is a program of the National Council of Churches, USA. FaithfulAmerica.org is made up of persons who believe that one's faith--however broadly or uniquely expressed--has a word to say about our nation's government and its priorities.

    http://advocacydays.org
    Ecumenical Advocacy Days is a movement of the ecumenical Christian community, and its recognized partners and allies, grounded in biblical witness and our shared traditions of justice, peace and the integrity of creation. Their goal, through worship, theological reflection and opportunities for learning and witness, is to strengthen our Christian voice and to mobilize for advocacy on a wide variety of U.S. domestic and international policy issues.

    http://www.ucc.org
    The justice section of the United Church of Christ webpage provides information and advocacy on a range of justice issues.

EFFORTS TO END HUNGER

    http://www.bread.org
    Bread for the World is a nationwide Christian movement that seeks justice for the world's hungry people by lobbying our nation's decision makers.

    http://www.clevelandfoodbank.org
    The Cleveland Foodbank supplies a majority of the food used in local soup kitchens, shelters, and food pantries. In addition, we provide food to child- care centers, group homes, and programs for the elderly. The Foodbank works closely with other Northeast Ohio hunger relief organizations, providing food and nonfood products to hunger centers administered by the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland, the Catholic Hunger and Shelter Network, and the Salvation Army, among others.

View the video Out of One, Many  View the video Out of One, Many

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