justice

How to Start a New Social Justice Action at Chalice

Greetings from Deb Coon, Dennis Brown, and Rev. Elizabeth, current co-chairs of the newly re-organized Social Justice Team! We see our role as empowering and overseeing social justice programs and actions here at Chalice. Do you have a social justice program, project, or specific action you would like to work on here? Great! Get several […]

New Social Justice Policy

Watch this video about our new Social Justice Policy, which was drafted by Dennis Brown, Deb Coon, Jeff Heys, and Susan Spoto, along with Rev. Elizabeth:

A note from Rev. Elizabeth:
Rev. Sharon and Chalice congregants attending a City Planning Commission meeting in 2014.

When a faith community such as Chalice has the courage to speak out publicly, […]

Just the Way You Are

(note: this is adapted from my April 10 sermon “Just the Way You Are.”)

Many of us have a hard time truly believing that we are worthy of love, just the way we are. The dominant culture teaches us that we have to DO more, or buy more, in order to be worthy. This idea of “working […]

No Human Being is Illegal

photo by flickr user StephJBee78, used under creative commons

Language matters. Our words matter, and how we talk with one another matters. We know this, of course: think about learning that some words are “bad,” or how it feels when a coworker can never get your name right, or the time you discovered […]

End of Economic Justice Task Force

After our social justice discernment in 2014, a small group of Chalice congregants met to think about our work on economic justice going forward. While we did some good envisioning of what economic justice work at Chalice could look like, we’ve come to realize we don’t have the time and energy to have an ongoing […]