What Is CWOW Justice Together?

 In Justice Blog, Justice Together 2020, News, Virtual CWOW

We are called to help bring God’s justice in our neighborhoods, our cities, and our country. As the prophet Micah wrote, “He has shown you, O people, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? But to do justice, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.”

As a part of our 381 days of pursuing justice, the November 2020 election gives us an important and urgent opportunity to practice doing justice, loving mercy, and walking humbly with our God; both individually and collectively as a church family. From who we elect, to the issues we vote for, this election provides a critical opportunity to further racial equity and break down oppressive, unjust systems.

How are we going to do this?

Together we’ll press in to learn about the structural issues that keep racial injustice going. We will look at three California propositions that address inequalities in the criminal justice system.

But we won’t stop there. We will also collectively and prayerfully identify the best actions to take to address systemic inequalities. Simply – if you are able to vote – VOTE and vote early. If you are not able to vote – don’t worry there will be other ways for you to bring justice.

And we don’t want to keep this to ourselves, we want to extend the call for racial justice beyond CWOW. We will extend the call to vote and what we’ve learned to others in our sphere of influence.

As John Lewis wrote, “Nothing can stop the power of a committed and determined people to make a difference in our society. Why? Because human beings are the most dynamic link to the divine on this planet.”

The November election is one step in our 381 days pursuing justice, but we are in the work of racial justice for the long haul. CWOW let’s “Get into good trouble, necessary trouble, and help redeem the soul of America.”

CWOW Justice Together is a 12-week campaign focusing on education, community experience, and practical participation through weekly actions. You can hear about opportunities every week on Sundays at celebration, on our website, and in This Week at CWOW.

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