“The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:31)

Ongoing:

  • Joining SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) activities as they occur
  • Staffing and maintaining lending library of social justice books in the Narthex at All Souls
  • Promoting social justice banner displays at church
  • Supporting the Standing Rock water protectors in North Dakota
  • Helping establish an interfaith council in Alameda County

Recent Activities:

  • Created and sent a banner to the Sacred Stone Camp to support the water protectors at Standing Rock
  • Sponsored Traces of the Trade – film and discussion, open to the community
  • Interfaith coalition building – visited Muslim Cultural Center; attended Interfaith Peace /  Justice Vigil at Grace Cathedral
  • Participated in Diocesan book study of The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander,  and America’s Original Sin by Jim Wallis
  • Attended Black Lives Matter interfaith rally and die-in
  • Presented lecture and discussion of Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Participated in “Listening for Change: Sacred Conversations for Racial Justice,” a  Trinity Institute event
  • Attended “The Future of Solidarity: How White People Can Support the Movement  for Black Lives” at First Congregational Church, Oakland
  • Attended SURJ introduction meeting, Oakland

Meetings:

  • Monthly Racial Justice Committee: first Thursdays, 7:00 pm, open to all

Contact:

Bishop Marc Andrus at an interfaith Black Lives Matter rally and die-in

Bishop Marc Andrus at an interfaith Black Lives Matter rally and die-in