WHO WE ARE

The Faith and Justice Committee offers a means for members of our parish to be engaged in our common Christian values of justice, compassion, and hospitality to the outsider, and to do so in community with one another. 


The Committee engages in the following:


    o Local and regional justice issues that need advocacy

    o Providing educational resources on current justice issues

    o Educational events, discussion forums and guest speakers

    o Building relationships where there may be division, or reaching out to communities that experience exclusion


The Committee is keenly aware that we may not all be of one mind, but that we all share the Baptismal vow to “strive for peace and justice.” We aim to embrace our differences and come together, learning from and listening to each other always. 


We invite St. Paul’s parishioners to help us in this work. Sign up for our email alerts, share your ideas, join the committee, or just participate in the events we make available. You can visit our Faith and Justice Table after services on Sundays for more information and to write a letter to your representative about pressing policy concerns. 


Meanwhile, visit the Episcopal Public Policy Network website to read their blog and see videos about their work. We think you’ll be inspired.




St. Paul’s Faith and Justice Resources


Check out this guide from the Episcopal Church.  It is great resource for understanding the nuts and bolts of advocating for change within our democratic systems.  Click Here



Elected Officials:


Congresswoman Mimi Walters, 45th District

215 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

(202) 225-5611

Walters’ Irvine Office

3333 Michelson Dr., Ste. 230

Irvine, CA 92612

(949) 263-8703


Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, 48th District

2300 Rayburn HOB

Washington, DC 20515

(202) 225-2415


Senator Diane Feinstein

331 Hart Senate Office Building

Washington, DC 20510

(202) 224-3841


Senator Kamala Harris

112 Hart Senate Office Building

Washington, DC 20510

(202) 224-3553


Senator Paul Ryan

1233 Longworth HOB

Washington, DC 20515Washington, DC 20500

(202) 225-3031


President Donald Trump

1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Washington, DC 20500

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump

(202) 456-1111


Note: If the White House Comments Line is not working, go to www.WhiteHouseInc.org. Fill out your email and phone number. You’ll receive a call from one of the president’s properties:) Ask to leave a message.


OTHER RESOURCES:


• Together We Will Orange County (Facebook)

• Indivisible (OC) (Facebook)

• Pantsuit Nation OC (Facebook)

• IRIS (Facebook)


Immigration, Refugee Update and DACA Action Items Suggestions from Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles:

• Sign Moveon.org petition “Do Not Stop Refugee Resettlement”

• Write op-ed piece for local paper

• Join Episcopal Public Policy Network for advocacy update: http://advocacy.episcopalchurch.org

• Sign up for daily advocacy updates with www.dailyaction.org


LGBTQ:

• Integrity USA

• GLEAM (meets monthly; contact Pastor Kay)

• Diocese of Los Angeles: LBGT Ministry (online)


Other Advocacy Groups:

• Bread for the World (policy advocacy on national and state level for all issues related to poverty and justice)

• Sojourners (Christian magazine that promotes justice for the poor and other advocacy)

• Orange County Interfaith Network (see Mike Penn)

FAITH AND JUSTICE COMMITTEE: Action for August 6 and 13

For Sunday,  August 6 and 13, at our table we have petitions to sign for Representative Mimi Walters and Governor Jerry Brown regarding providing a path to citizenship for undocumented youth brought to this country when they were children.  You may also sign a pre-written electronic letter to your representatives and to the governor by going to the Episcopal Public Policy Network's webpage: http://advocacy.episcopalchurch.org/?0.  The EPPN also has further information about the Episcopal Church's stand on this issue.