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.

Biblical references to justice:

Exodus 23: 1-9; Leviticus 19:15; Deuteronomy 1: 17; Psalm 11: 7; Psalm 106: 3; Psalm 37: 27-29; Proverbs 21: 15; Proverbs 24: 24-25; Proverbs 29: 4; 7; Isaiah 1: 17; Isaiah 42: 1-4; Isaiah 56: 1; Jeremiah 22: 3; Ezekiel 34: 16; Amos 5: 15,24; Micah 6:8; Zachariah 7: 9; Matthew 5: 38-39; Matthew 15: 1-9; Matthew 18: 21-35; Mark 7: 1-13; Luke 11: 42; 18: 1-8.  These passages reveal major tenets of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

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.

Recent history of CCoT social justice initiative:  click here

For more information on the history of social justice click here

Social Justice Initiatives:  Click on the following pages for recent church events, issues of concern and resources for information.

Climate Change

Gun Safety

Immigration

Mental Health

UCC Position on Racism

Anti-Racism Resources

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Sundays at 9:30 am

followed by

coffee fellowship

in the Emerson Center

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The Congregational Church of Topsfield
9 East Common Street
Topsfield, MA 01983
Phone: (978) 887-2101
Fax: (978) 887-9531
General email: office@topsfieldchurch.org

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The Church Office is in the Emerson Center at 9 East Common St. across from the Town Common.

Office hours are

Mon. – Fri. 10 AM – 1 PM and by appointment.

Summer Office hours are

Tues. - Thurs. - 10 AM - 1 PM and by appointment