Justice and Witness

Muslims and Christian Together - Inviting Conversations

Jane Smith

10/2/2017

"It’s not us inviting them, or them inviting us but Muslims and Christians together inviting people from all over Connecticut to listen to and participate in our conversations." - Jane Smith


The Power to Protest - and Speak Out

TJ Harper

9/27/2017

When Frederick Douglass was asked to speak about the “celebration of America’s independence” he delivered: “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”


Opposing Hate with Spirit

Paul Kix

9/25/2017

On the morning of November 9th, 2016, my wife and I woke up and, over coffee, decided to live our lives in opposition to the hate we saw around us. Neither of us had voted for Donald Trump, but neither of us believed he was the disease that had infected so much of American discourse and life. He was more a symptom of it. We knew, because we worked in the media, that its fractured landscape meant an increased focus on a political identity for a great many websites and news networks. We suspected,...


March for Justice in Boston: Answering the Call

TJ Harper

8/23/2017

To see 40,000 people gathered in Boston to counter-protest 30 or 40 Neo-Nazis and White Supremacists was remarkable. Even if some of our political leaders refused to call the heinous acts of Charlottesville domestic terrorism and truly condemn them, 40,000 people in Boston were ready to demonstrate their beliefs.


An Authentic Experience of Kingdom Work

Laura Westby

6/22/2017

"These trips to the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation are among the best things I am privileged to do each year. And the reason is simple: what we do there is as close as I can come to living the way Jesus did. " — Rev. Laura Westby


NOW is the Time to Call Your Legislator

5/25/2017

URGENT: Now is the time! Ask Your State Representative to vote NO on all Casino Expansion Bills AND to support two Amendments to the Bills: to allow a referendum in East Windsor AND to require a societal impact study


Calls Needed Now on Minimum Wage Bill

David Biklen

5/18/2017

Although the proposal has over 40 legislator cosponsors, there is still considerable disinterest or outright opposition.


4 Days of Advocacy: Learning, Networking, and Lobbying

Emily McKenna

4/27/2017

"The nature of any ecumenical gathering comes with a free side of noticing our similarities and differences with other faith traditions." —Emily McKenna


Zambia And The $15 Minimum Wage in Connecticut

Kari Nicewander

4/5/2017

"Our low minimum wage is an issue of deep concern for people of faith, as well as for anyone who cares for basic human rights." —Rev. Kari Nicewander


Time to Support $15 Minimum Wage Bill Is Here

David Biklen

3/6/2017

A $15/hour wage bill is on the floor of the CT House of Representatives for consideration.


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