Peace & Justice
The Peach and Justice committee addresses the Episcopal Church, All Souls Parish, and individual parishioners’ roles in promoting social justice. Projects have included letter writing to prisoners of conscience, as well as participation in death penalty and peace vigils. The committee sees the inclusion of all peoples in the parish life as an integral part of social justice. This committee largely acts in conjunction with the parish’s Outreach Committee (which is open to any parishioner interested in attending) although additional projects are encouraged and adopted according to individuals’ motivation and leadership.
There is a long tradition of concern for social justice at All Souls Parish. Some of our most notable activities have included:
- We took the lead in establishing a ministry to convalescent homes; this ministry is still active and is supported by several churches in the area.
- In 1998, we formed the Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation Committee (JPIC) to address social justice and environmental issues.
- All Souls Parish is an OASIS Congregation that welcomes gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people.
- As a result of a series on the moral imperatives of health care reform, we have gathered in several groups to work for just change.