Education and Advocacy
Mission Moments--sharing information about our mission partners with the congregation and community.
Education is the first step towards advocacy. Issues of concern and resources listed below are meant to inform those who wish to become more involved in addressing social concerns or find assistance for themselves or others.
Social justice is a concept of fair just relations between the individual and society, as measured by the distribution of wealth, opportunities for personal activity, and social privileges.
More...click here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_justice;
Restorative Justice seeks to heal, not punish; seeks reconciliation, not deeper conflict; is about getting well, not getting even. Restorative Justice seeks to transform broken lives, relationships and communities, rather than shatter them further. (Kay Pranis, 2007) Click here to read more.
Social Justice Committee
Mission Statement: Address the root causes of social or environmental inequities through education and advocacy in a respectful and peaceful manner.
Guiding Principles: Non violent, Create a safe space for dialogue. Prayerful, faith-guided action.
Goals/Generic Activities: Study issues, network and facilitate involvement, educate, advocate change and serve as a catalyst for change, organize for action, take action.
Communicate information and resources regarding the following areas of concern:
NOTE: All information and links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only. The Congregational Church of Topsfield cannot guarantee the accuracy or the completeness of the information and materials contained in these websites. Please conduct your own due diligence and consult professional advice when making important decisions.