Now is a critical time and a great opportunity for parishes to engage in the important work of legislative advocacy. Learn how 50 congregations in Greater Hartford are working together for justice on multiple issues. Cori Mackey, the lead organizer for the Greater Hartford Interfaith Action Alliance, and Rev. AJ Johnson, GHIAA organizer and senior pastor of Urban Hope Refuge Church will join us for an engaging session on how parishes can engage in the work of justice. We will examine faith based organizing and look at issues that need advocacy right now in Connecticut – issues such as affordable housing, healthcare, gun violence prevention, environmental racism, and education. This will be a session that shows us how to engage in justice work as a parish and will have specific, actionable issues if you also are ready to dig into the work now!
For more information on GHIAA, check out this short VIDEO from their assembly in December of 2022 when they launched their current issue slate!