Social Justice Ministries
As a community, Pilgrim United Church of Christ is actively involved in trying to put faith into action. If you have a heart for helping others, we have social justice teams for you; if you want to join a group that will help you grow in your knowledge and faith, we have those too. Find the group for you below.
The Environmental Team oversees Pilgrim’s involvement in environmental and climate-related issues locally and beyond. Their work has included creating “This-or-That” tables to promote more environmentally conscious products to scheduling forums among other activist opportunities that expand awareness and work to create lasting change for the future of our planet.
Every third Tuesday of each month we hold a commodities distribution which provides food and sometimes more to individuals and families who can benefit. Though only once a month it’s a lot of work and there are multiple opportunities to get involved and contribute.
Pilgrim is honored to be an open and affirming congregation that includes the LGBTQ+ community into the full life of the church. Moreover, we are actively involved in our local PRIDE events such as “Pride by the Beach” thrown by our friends at the North County LGBTQ Resource Center, the San Diego Pride Parade, and other related organizations and activities to stand in solidarity and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.
The prison and parole systems are some of the most corrupt and unethical institutions in our country and are intricately linked to our racist past and present. At Pilgrim, we try and do our part to confront these oppressive systems by conducting forums, learning opportunities, as well as participating in various events such as “Get on the Bus” to maintain relationships with those incarcerated, promote awareness of the related issues, as well as directly confront the power structures that enable this system to continue to thrive.
Being in proximity to the southern border, our community is presented with many unique challenges and opportunities to serve those seeking asylum in our country. We are involved in both ongoing and more urgent matters when it comes to immigration needs. So, to stay up-to-date or express interest in being involved at any given moment, please reach out to find out more information.
At Pilgrim we take a firm stance against racism of all kinds and work earnestly to provide opportunities to learn, unlearn, and be proactive in the public sphere to invoke change to both the system and symptoms of racism. We regularly host the “Anti-Racism Book Club” where we engage related topics and are always staying aware of racism related issues and how we can faithfully respond.
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