Social Justice Ministry Network:”Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church has a long record in championing various social justice issues. As a mission oriented congregation, we have addressed many problems which affect our community and the larger society. MSPC’s Social Justice Committee was initiated by the session of the church in early 2013, partially in response to the shooting at the Newtown elementary school. The forming of the SocialJustice Committee was also motivated by a concern for informing our congregation about the various social justice positions taken at the national level of our denomination and the work of the Presbyterian Office of Public Witness in Washington, DC. This office has been operating to promote the, “stewardship of public life,” for all citizens and Christians.
The Social Justice Committee changed its name to the Social Justice Ministry Network to reflect its commitment to the broader needs of the community and to being change agents in making our community and society more just and inclusive. The Social Justice Ministry Network addresses the issues of social justice in two ways: enhancing our congregation’s awareness of social justice issues in today’s society and serving as an effective agent for our congregation’s engagement with social justice actions in our community, state and country.
The Social Justice Ministry Network is actively involved with BUILD (Building a United Lexington through Direct Action), the CRC (Community Response Coalition), Begin by Believing, More Light Presbyterians, and various advocacy efforts. Please see the Maxwell Street website for more information.”