As part of our baptismal covenant, we promise to “strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.” St. Paul’s engages in vibrant and desperately-needed outreach to make an immediate difference in the lives of people in crisis as a way of living out this promise. In pursuing social justice, we also work to come up with positive solutions to address larger questions about injustice in society. To use the old metaphor, the difference between outreach and social justice is the difference between giving a person a fish to eat for a day, and teaching the person to fish to allow them to eat for a lifetime.
St. Paul's is a partner site for the annual Trinity Institute. Trinity Institute often focuses on social justice issues and equips clergy and laypersons for imaginative and catalytic leadership. Trinity Institute conferences present emerging and inclusive theological perspectives and engage participants in inquiry, dialogue, and reflection. Participants from all faith traditions …Read More »