Opportunities and Resources for Social Action
Opportunities to Help Asylum Seekers: Many of you have asked what we can do to make lives better for the asylum seekers and call attention to this situation. Here is an opportunity: To be part of a detainee visitor program at the West County Detention Center, see information at the following link: http://www.endisolation.org or contact Rebecca Merton at End Isolation: RMerton@endisolation.org.
“Revolution of Tenderness”: Listen to this surprise TED talk by Pope Francis. Humbly and eloquently he encourages us to create a "Revolution of Tenderness." Our individual acts of caring for all our brothers and sisters become a powerful force towards a healthy world that works for everyone:
Links to resources and opportunities for action to support peace and justice in our world
Click here for a list of Social Justice Actions in CCC's local area for May and June 2017.
MVCAN: Mill Valley Community Action Network (MVCAN) is a group of Marin County residents standing up for American values and democracy. Learn Resistance tactics, get team updates and meaningful actions. For more information visit their website: www.mvcan.org.
Understanding the issues: Join our denomination – UCC – in building a stronger faith-based movement for peace, justice, equality and inclusivity. This page contains links to a wealth of information and many opportunities for action for important and timely issues that affect our country and our world: http://www.ucc.org/justice_issues
An Open Letter from Jerusalem: http://www.globalministries.org/an_open_letter_to_president_donald_trump_from_jerusalem?
Six Simple Habits of Speaking Up - our speaking makes ripples in the world. Click here for article. (This is a Word document that will go to your Download folder from which you can then save it.)
Twelve steps that any of us can take that can make a difference at the margins: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/17/opinion/a-12-step-program-for-responding-to-president-elect-trump.html?ref=opinion.
The Southern Poverty Law Center: https://www.splcenter.org/ and their article on responding to everyday bigotry. https://www.splcenter.org/20150126/speak-responding-everyday-bigotry-abridged-version.
Human Rights Campaign – suggestions for how we can work together to realize a world in which every LGBTQ person has the rights, privileges, and protections he or she deserves: http://www.hrc.org.
Links to positive messages of hope and support:
Subscribe to a short daily email including an Act of the Day, Positive Affirmation, Quote, and Kindness Video: http://www.lifevestinside.com/kindness-newsletters/subscribe-daily-kind-newsletter/
Site with links to good news videos and quotes: http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/
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145 Rock Hill Drive, Tiburon, CA. 94920
Office hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10-5
Parking is available in CCC’s parking lot at the top of Rock Hill Drive. There is also street parking (be sure to curb your wheels). Even though there is ample space in the parking lot, carpooling is encouraged—a good way to spare the air and get to know your fellow congregants!
United Church of Christ
CCC is a member of the United Church of Christ, a progressive Christian denomination known for taking important positions on issues of social justice and inclusion for all God’s people. We are an Open and Affirming congregation committed to creating a welcoming environment where people feel the loving embrace of an all-inclusive community.