Powerful. Progressive. Prophetic.
“What does our religion say… to those who stand, at a moment in human history, with their backs against the wall?” ~ Rev Dr Howard Thurman, "Jesus and the Disinherited"
Living Water United Church of Christ is a Social Justice church.
The heart of our social justice lies within our Urban Ministry and our alliance with P.O.W.E.R (Pennsylvanians Organized to Witness Empower and Rebuild). Both avenues drive our church to stand as advocates for the justice issues:
- Education Campaign: Organizing public school parents, teachers, people of faith and their allies to push the Pennsylvania legislature to fully and fairly fund public education across the state
- Economic Dignity Campaign: Organizing people of faith, low-wage workers, and their allies, to promote living wage policies, and to promote workers’ rights to unionize, at both the municipal and state levels.
- Health Care Campaign: Organizing faith leaders and those impacted by cuts in the health care safety net to promote full funding of an affordable, quality health care system for all.
- Live Free Campaign for Criminal Justice Reform: Organizing faith leaders, people who’ve been involved in the criminal justice system, and their allies, to advocate for an end to criminal justice practices which disproportionately penalize and incarcerate the poor and people of color.