Social Justice and Advocacy

The Social Justice and Advocacy Committee formed in 2017, arising out of the Church Council’s desire to develop ministries that respond to the challenges of being a Christian witness in an unjust world and to promote awareness of the systemic issues that hinder human flourishing and common life.

The committee’s first action was to host the presentation “Civility in our Age” by Dan Buccino, who is leading the Hopkins Civility Initiative that has been operating since 1998. In the past year, the committee has explored working with the Family Mentor program of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) of Maryland, sent members to the National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference in Washington, DC, researched housing issues and legislation related to housing in Baltimore and learned about the funding formula for public education in Maryland.

If you would like to learn more or become involved in Grace’s Social Justice and Advocacy work, contact Pastor Dane Wood.