FUMC of Arlington

Advocates for Social Justice

Advocates for Social Justice

Advocates for Social Justice meet the second Sunday of each month at 12:15 PM in Room 154. All are welcome.

First Advocates Group

 

 

Upcoming Events

JFON Presentation: Sundays, August 26-September 19 | Hagler Hall | 9:30-10:30 am
Beginning on August 26 Justice for Our Neighbors, a Methodist immigration ministry, will be presenting a four-week series on immigration. We will cover a variety of topics including DACA, human trafficking, and families being separated at our borders, as well as how Methodists are responding.

Our series will begin with a basic immigration 101, so that we are all working with the same legal background. We will examine the DACA program, and learn what is happening with our young Dreamers. We will hear from a DACA recipient how the program has changed his life.

We will bring in an expert on human trafficking to learn what is happening in our own communities and how we can help these victims.

If time allows we will also hear from one of our clients who was a victim of domestic violence on how she was able to break free and how she gained the legal immigration status she is entitled to receive.

Finally, we will learn what is happening with the families separated on our border and how Methodists are responding.


ASJ MISSION STATEMENT

Advocates for Social Justice is a faith based group of individuals committed to mobilizing and energizing people to be agents of God’s love, justice, peace and reconciliation.  While we recognize that there are differences of opinion among us, we will honor and seek viewpoints utilizing “Holy Conferencing” as described in the United Methodist Church as a way to build communication and awareness for social justice issues.

We are committed to providing information and to facilitating action through forums on current social justice topics such as, but not limited to, Reconciling Ministries, Immigration Reform, Capital Punishment, Poverty in Tarrant County, Global Care and Young Adults at Risk.

We are an intergenerational group open to individuals of all races, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identities and theological identities.  Our hearts, minds and doors are always open as we strive to be a community of spiritual growth that reflects compassion towards all God’s children, engaging in prophetic and pastoral outreach to church and society. We invite all people to join us in our faith journey toward greater love, understanding and mutual respect.