Social Justice Ministries at Foundry are comprised of both Justice and Mercy Ministries. Our justice ministries work through education and organizing to affect systemic change. Our mercy ministries work to meet immediate physical needs for our neighbors and community.
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Monthly gathering to focus Sacred Resistance activities, provide education and theological teaching on a different topic each month and share ways to get involved .
To create an intentional Sacred Resistance community and reflect together why it’s important to fight social injustice as part of our Christian kindom-building practices.
Typically meets on the 3rd Sunday of the month from 12:30-1:45pm
Foundry's LGBTQ+ Advocacy team works within the United Methodist denomination for full-inclusion of LGBTQ+ persons in the life and ministry of the church. Our team works to be a witness for full inclusion at both Annual and General Conferences. We also connect with local congregations regarding questions and challenges of being or becoming reconciling congregations. Our team is a welcoming presence at both Capital Pride and TransPride, as well as several other community events.
The Racial Justice ministry team works to support and help equip the Foundry UMC community to build awareness around racial inequalities, and opt in to active dialogue and action towards racial justice. Foundry’s Racial Justice ministry Team has four primary ways to engage: use worship as an awareness raising space, hold on-site discussions and activities to support deeper learning, build skills that support community action, and collaborate with Foundry’s other ministry teams, other churches and faith communities, and local organizations. Check out our current work with the Journey to Racial Justice Steering Committee. For more information go the the JRJ website
The Sacred Resistance team educates, organizes and empowers the Foundry UMC community for advocacy and public witness addressing various social justice issues we are facing at both the local and national levels. Each year, the team identifies areas of focus and specific actions for members of our community to join us in doing collectively in DC or to undertake in their own communities. As Christians we are commanded to love our neighbor, and love is an active verb. Our call to action is rooted in our United Methodist baptismal vow “to resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever form they present themselves” and in the biblical admonition for people of faith to seek justice and join movements of liberation. We are nurtured by God’s sustaining strength and endurance in resisting injustice. You are invited to join us on our mailing list to receive announcements for events. We also welcome new members as part of our core coordinating team.