Advocates for Justice and Peace
Holy Covenant’s Advocates for Justice and Peace is a group of individuals seeking to live out the call to do justice by educating our congregation and community on justice and peace issues; providing resources for individuals or groups who want to be involved in justice ministries; and acting on local, national, and international justice issues as they arise.
What Do We Believe?
We believe all people — regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, economic standing, legal status, or family structure— deserve equal, compassionate, inclusive treatment. We believe that God guides us to act on this belief and that we must act publicly to provide support to others — we need to challenge our society and work toward this dream as God leads us.
- Partnership with Texas Coalition Against the Death Penalty (TCADP), including vigils for death row executions
- Host guest speakers on the civil rights movement, white privilege, immigration and interfaith outreach
- Participate in the annual Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade (Dallas Pride)
- Provide quarterly dinner and fellowship at Dallas’ Resource Center Youth First facility. The mission of Youth First is to equip youth with the skills needed to lead an open life.
- Assist local citizens with voter registration
- Sponsored a book study: Wealth of the Poor: How Valuing Every Neighbor Restores Hope in Our Cities, by Larry James.
- Planted a “Peace Pole” at HCUMC and annual addition of different languages
- Creation of Peace Bell poles for use in worship services during the Advent season
- Host a fan drive for clients of Metrocrest Social Services
- Partnership with a local Mosque for community activities
The Advocates are chaired by Lois Eaton. Meetings are held every first Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Room CC 210. Activities and events are announced in the Holy Covenant UMC Newsletter. Join us!