The work of justice will be peace.
The Justice and Peace Committee seeks to serve the gospel by community engagement, policy advocacy and congregational education. One of the first things this group did was study the 13th Amendment, which describes how slavery did not really end with the 13th Amendment, but instead moved into the prisons. The Committee continues to study the history of race and racism in our country by engaging in a curriculum from the Episcopal Church called Sacred Ground.
The Justice and Peace Committee works with People Acting in Community Together (PACT), a faith-based grassroots community organizing group. The work with PACT focusses on advocating for immigrant justice and housing justice. Our pastor, the Rev. Salying Wong, serves with PACT clergy to address Anti-Asian hate in our community and building unity and alliance across BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and Allies.
Our pastor also serves on the bishop’s Anti-racism Committee. She and her team have produced a race and racism curriculum particularly for the Diocese of El Camino Real called A Storied Pilgrimage with Race.