For Progressive People of Faith
As progressive people of faith, it is essential that our voices be heard now more than ever. The global COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted and deepened existing disparities that we contend with within our world. We have seen legislation passed that will disproportionately affect the most marginalized of us. At the same time, other bills that could provide respite are denied by a legislative body fueled by greed instead of the will of the people.
As the progressive faithful, we must make clear that we stand firmly in our faith on the side of a just and equitable world.
In this statement, we make clear our faithful understanding of and collective vision for that just world:
We understand that this world we envision requires vigilance, steadfast and committed work, and a relentless adherence to an ethic of equity and care.In this cultural climate that seeks to divide and separate us, we as the faithful accept that our traditions of love require us to stand firmly together against all injustice.
We will use our collective voices in every area of public life to raise awareness and hold those in power accountable to address the needs of those most marginalized in our communities to achieve the just world we imagine.
And, as an example of our faith in action and as an initial commitment to the further work required to achieve a just and equitable world, we, the undersigned, commit to working towards this just world as people of faith, lovers of humanity, and believers in justice and liberation.
If you are a progressive faith leader or person of faith that believes in our vision for a just world, we invite you to sign on to our Justice Statement.