What does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8
The Justice Ministry of United in Faith seeks to live out the gospel of Jesus Christ, by working toward the vision of true peace and justice that God has promised. Justice is the manifestation of our faith.
We heed the Lord’s call through the words of Micah 6:8 to engage in justice work.
As a congregation that welcomes the diversity of all people, justice issues come to our doorstep. Our work brings us over the doorstep and into our community.
The Justice Ministry: encourages fair trade throughout the year; raises awareness of world and local hunger and poverty; advocate for justice issues through offerings of letters and lobbying; and is alert to current events that require immediate action or advocacy.
Justice Ministry Partners
The United in Faith Justice Ministry is grateful for the ministry partners that provides us with much inspiration and information. Do check out their web sites:
The ELCA Advocacy web site and e-newsletter www.elca.org/advocacy/
Information on national and international issues. Advocacy network keeps members informed and calls for action when needed. Hunger and poverty issues are priorities.
The Lutheran Network for Justice and Advocacy www.lutheranadvocacy.org
Advocacy efforts within the state of Illinois. E-mail list informs members when action is needed.
Bread for the World www.bread.org
International advocacy and education. Has both a regular newsletter and emergency alerts when action is needed.
Church World Service www.churchworldservice.org
A ministry of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the US. Sponsors of the CROP walk and hunger events.
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service www.lirs.org
Refugee and immigration issues
Heifer International www.heifer.org/
Hunger issues, offers sustainable help
ELCA World Hunger Appeal www.elca.org/hunger/
The ELCA’s integrated anti-hunger ministries: relief, development, education, and advocacy.
America’s Second Harvest www.secondharvest.org
The nation’s food bank network, working to end hunger in the US. Members can sign up for action alerts.