Creating opportunities for information, education and action at the intersection of the social justice issues of our secular world and the boundless, Christ-like love of our faith.

Racial Justice

BIPOC Lives Matter. The Social Justice Task Force works to support and help equip the Carter Memorial UMC community to build awareness around racial inequalities and to opt in to active dialogue and action towards racial justice. Follow the link below for information about upcoming activities, educational opportunities, and resources for all ages.

 

Racial Justice

LGBTQ+ Justice

God loves ALL people. So do we. At Carter, we believe that all people are beloved children of God of utmost importance and sacred worth. We value the contributions of LGBTQ+ persons to our community and our leadership, and advocate for the full inclusion of LGBTQ+ people in the United Methodist Church and equal human rights in our world. Click below to learn more.

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LGBTQ+ Justice

Environmental Justice

The earth is God’s, the whole world and all of its inhabitants, the Psalmist tells us (Psalm 24). As creatures, we are members of the cosmic household of God, and the health and wellbeing of the earth has been entrusted to us (Genesis 2:15, Psalm 8). As we learn more and more about the devastating effects of global climate change, we are poignantly reminded how we have failed to care for our fellow creatures. At Carter, we are committed to becoming better caretakers of our world, knowing that ecological justice goes hand in hand with God’s love for us.

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Environmental Justice

Disability Justice

We advocate for the inclusion and support of all people in worship, our community, congregation, and leadership. We actively fight against ableism in all aspects wherever it presents itself. We recognize that people with disabilities are whole and beloved children of God.

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Disability Justice

Immigrant Justice

From Genesis to Revelation, we see that God desires that we help the most vulnerable in our midst, especially the sojourner. We advocate for legislation that will uphold the civil and human rights of all migrants and vehemently oppose the mistreatment of individuals based on their country of origin or citizenship status.

 

Immigrant Justice

Hunger Justice

“If you love me, feed my sheep.” We believe strongly in the basic human right to healthy and life-sustaining nutrition. The Social Justice Task Force works in partnership with Carter’s Mission Team to advocate for and work toward a community and a world in which no one goes to bed hungry.

 

Hunger Justice

 

“Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.”  – Cornel West