Social Justice Action Team

At the March 18th, 2017 Church Council meeting, unanimous approval was given to establish the Church of the Palms Social Justice Team. The work of this team will include the following activities:

P (Prayer)
A (Action)
L (Love)
M (Ministry)
S (Support)

Each of these activities is an important as the next. So there is a place for anyone interested in social justice on this team.

According to Chris Marshall, author of the book Biblical Justice, “Social justice doesn’t happen by accident. It requires focus, dedication, and commitment. Because of God’s commitment to justice, there is always hope for positive change.”

As an extension of the Board of Mission and Outreach, the Church of the Palms Social Justice Team recognizes that the obligation of social justice falls upon the individual, but that individuals cannot fulfill the obligation alone. Rather, they must work in concert with others, through organized bodies, as a member of a group whose purpose is to identify the needs of society, and, by the use of appropriate means, to meet these needs locally, regionally, nationally, and even globally.

9/20/2021 update: Meeting notes from 9/17 here Awakening to Racial Justice Action Steps here

8/13/2021 update: Click here for the August 2021 meeting notes.

Previous posts from the Social Justice Action Team:

Social Justice Action Team—Criminal Justice hosts Breakfast in Your PJs

Kairos Call to Action: The Fierce Urgency of Now

Quarantine, Schmorentine, Church of the Palms is Not Closed…We Are Deployed

Love of Creation: Faith Climate Voter Campaign

Social Justice Action Team: October update