The mission of the Social Justice Ministry is to deepen and promote the Christian values of peace, justice, community, and reverence for creation by identifying social and environmental issues, stimulating study, dialogue and prayer, and inviting action. Our activities are directed at three main areas of concern: promotion of peace, environmental stewardship, and decreasing the effects of social and economic injustice.
To maximize our impact, we coordinate our activities with other committees and ministries of the church, including Christian Education, Welcome and Outreach, and Missions.
We greatly appreciate the heartfelt support from our church community and welcome all who want to work with us on social justice issues.
Below is a summary of our ongoing work:
Provide information and support to our members on issues of social justice.
Coordinate with the actions of Vermont Interfaith Action, the United Church of Christ, Vermont Conference, and other communities of faith.
Participate in the annual Burlington Pride Parade.
Provide financial support to:
The Pride Center in Burlington
VT Interfaith Power and Light
VT Interfaith Action
VT Migrant Justice
Vermont Suicide Prevention Center
Priorities for 2022:
Informing our members of the issues and importance of the November, 2022 vote on “Prop 2;” the amendment to the Vermont Constitution to eliminate the ambiguity in in the language prohibiting slavery and indentured servitude.
Informing our members of the issues and importance of the November, 2022 vote on “Prop 5;” which establishes the right to personal reproductive autonomy.
Climate change and environmental stewardship.
Gun Violence prevention