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United Methodists are called to love their neighbors by seeking peace and justice for all. As a denomination and as individuals, we seek to discern how to faithfully do that in a broken, beloved world.

Join Our Micah 6:8 Team

Micah 6:8 Team addresses social justice issues through study, education, advocacy and action.  Contact Joe Burton for information.

“What does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

Practice Advocacy
The relationships we form in our communities, often through our service and ministries, lead us to be advocates for justice. We cannot remain silent when we witness our neighbors impacted by broken social, economic, and political systems that result in poverty, conflict, and oppression.

The Micah 6:8 Team recommends the website of the UMC General Board of Church and Society to discover how United Methodists can advocate for current justice issues: Take Action • GBCS

Our world faces many problems and we can be overwhelmed by the needs we see. This resource can help you find a particular issue that you are passionate about and provide ways to faithfully assist in God’s work on it.

Third Tuesdays Social Justice Forum

This forum is a monthly series exploring social justice issues, meeting at 7 PM in the Conference Room on the third Tuesday of every month or via Zoom during pandemic restrictions.

Join us for 3rd Tuesday Social Justice Forum online, May 18   7:00 – 8:30PM

Fair Voting Maps

Speakers: Mike Jennings and Laurel Voelker

Fair voting maps are a cornerstone of our democracy.  We will explain why fair voting maps are so important, and what to expect from the 2021 redistricting cycle in North Carolina. The lecture  will have a special focus on how citizens can advocate for and participate in a more transparent process that gives fair representation to all communities.

Mike Jennings serves as a co-chair of the Redistricting Committee of the League of Women Voters in Wake County (LWV- Wake), concentrating on local government redistricting in Wake County. Laurel Voelker serves on the board of LWV-Wake and is the lead co-chair of the LWV-Wake Redistricting Committee.

Both Laurel and MIke have worked on redistricting reform in the League for several years.  They have given numerous presentations and spent hours observing redistricting (and gerrymandering) in action at the NC General Assembly. Mike Jennings  has a B.A. in Economics and a Master’s in City and Regional Planning, both from UNC- Chapel Hill. Laurel Voelker  has a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from NC State and is currently an adjunct professor at Wake Tech.

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Meeting ID: 862 2888 5414

Passcode: 267893