Have you heard about the newest presbytery ministry? Justice and Advocacy (JAM) formed this year to address racial reconciliation, social justice, and policy changes in our region.
JAM formed from the merger of two other ministries—Dismantling Racism and Public Policy Witness—who had similar goals and objectives. Co-moderators Christopher Tweel and Gay Einstein are heading the new group.
JAM hopes to amplify the work of local organizations who match the spiritual call to reflect God’s loving Kingdom and love our neighbors. These organizations include Charlottesville Coalition for Gun Violence Prevention, Coming Together Virginia, Interfaith Movement Promoting Action by Congregations Together (IMPACT), Richmonders Involved to Strengthen Our Communities (RISC), Rise for Youth, and Virginia Interfaith Center.
They also hope to inspire congregations into action and provide education on engaging in the important Christian work of “doing Justice”.