There are many ways to take action for social justice through Hennepin Avenue UMC.
As United Methodists, we are called first to do no harm.
We are also called to love God, and to do good toward all people,
at all times, in all places.
Christ, who leads us with love,
calls us to work for justice and peace.
Join Social Action Group: Hennepin Hope
If you are interested in becoming an active member of Hennepin Avenue UMC’s social and environmental justice movement, join our private Facebook group HennepinHOPE, and follow us on Twitter!
We actively share ways to come together in support of meaningful change for our community. Get involved today!
Join Environmental Action Group: The Green Team
The Green Team is a group of people seeking to care for creation through INTEGRATING our faith in order to EDUCATE ourselves and our peers on practical changes in our individual and community to ACTIVATE in a larger, global movement towards systemic change.
All are welcome to join this group and participate in activities and projects.
To get involved in this ministry, please sign-up here.
For Green Team resources, please visit the Green Team webpage here.
To ask more specific questions about The Green Team, please contact Adele Dahm: firstname.lastname@example.org
Take an Online Course: Implicit Bias
In our work for racial justice, we must confront the ways that racism is woven into our culture, our institutions, and even our own psyches.
“Implicit Bias: What We Don’t Think We Think” is an online course created by The United Methodist General Commission on Religion and Race for anyone interested in learning and teaching others about implicit bias.
Share this link with family, friends, neighbors, coworkers–and commit yourself to learning more about how implicit bias perpetuates racial injustice.
Join Town Hall Discussion: Dismantling Racism
The People of the UMC (UMC.org) are hosting two new interactive town hall discussions–planned as part of the “Dismantling Racism: Pressing on to Freedom” initiative’s town hall series on anti-racism to explore both old and new approaches to organizing for racial justice in church and community.
In the first of the two discussions, participants will hear from a panel of seasoned leaders on August 19 at 12:00 noon CT, followed by a discussion featuring a panel of emerging leaders on August 26 at 12:00 noon CT.
The webinar will be at available at: UMC.org/EndRacismTownHall
This webinar will also available as a live airing on The United Methodist Church Facebook page.
Join in Vital Conversations: Race & Racism
You are invited to gather with fellow Hennepin members and friends to have Vital Conversations about the realities of race and racism in America.
Using the award-winning Vital Conversations Video Series provided by the General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR), we will dive into some tough topics that threaten to divide and damage our community. The video series features contemporary theologians, sociologists, laity, clergy, scholars, activists and other thought-leaders dealing with challenges of race, culture, and oppression in the world today.
Join a Zoom call for one or all four of the 75-minutes sessions. We also welcome back those who attended this summer. Heather Alden and Michelle DeVaughn will be facilitating. Email us with any questions–Heather Alden: email@example.com or Michelle DeVaughn: firstname.lastname@example.org
9/14: Deconstructing White Privilege with Dr. Robin Diangelo
9/21: Meaningful Conversations about Race with Rev. Dr. Hooker
9/28: Tearing Down Fences in Baltimore with Rev. Cynthia Moore-KoiKoi
10/5: The Lunch Date, an Oscar-winning short
For more information about Social Justice Ministries, or to share ideas, concerns or questions, please contact Mary Martin, Director of Outreach, and Director of The Dignity Center.email Mary