About the Economic Justice Action Group (EJAG)
The Economic Justice Action Group is a part of the Social Justice Program of the First Unitarian Church of Portland.
A few words about First Unitarian Church: As a spiritual community, as a people who choose to follow their spiritual path in genuine and meaningful ways, we yearn for a world that’s transformed. At First Unitarian, our passion stems from deeply held convictions that move us to seek meaning and relationship. Ours is a free religious faith. We embrace the rich diversity of beliefs that weave the fabric of our contemporary world as we promote programs, events, and activities throughout the year. We seek common places where we grow and move together to work for a more just and compassionate world. Our voice is carried beyond our local and spiritual community here in Portland, Oregon, to the broader world. Our spiritual community draws from a long heritage of social activism. Our church leadership was instrumental in establishing many of the civic institutions that we cherish here in Portland, and we continue to provide progressive leadership today. We are a community at First Unitarian Church of Portland. Together we are on this spiritual journey, and we welcome you to join us.
The Social Justice Council is composed of the leaders of each social justice group, plus three officers and the Social Justice Minister. The council is charged with overseeing and implementing the social justice mission of First Church. It includes the Beloved Community Task Force which supports the anti-oppression/anti-racism/multicultural work of our church. The mission of the council is to coordinate and support the congregation’s efforts to advocate, educate, organize, serve and witness for social action; to establish First Unitarian Church as a beacon for social justice in our community. As Unitarian Universalists, we covenant to work for a democratic, peaceful, equitable, and earth-friendly world. The Social Justice Program seeks to empower church members to make significant changes in our community, whether it be at the local, regional, or national level. Fueled by our shared spiritual values, we have chosen to focus on the work areas listed below. For additional information about Social Justice programs, contact Rev. Kate Lore, Minister of Social Justice, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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