Immanuel’s concern for social justice is rooted in Micah’s timeless call that we worship God by doing justice, acting mercifully, and walking humbly with God.
As part of Immanuel’s ongoing social justice advocacy, Immanuel leaders are offering opportunities to sign several ‘open letters’ to public officials after service this Sunday. These letters include Governor Malloy’s renewed support to make the criminal justice system less punitive to young offenders, for those aged 18 to 21 who are charged with non-violent crimes. In addition, there will be an opportunity to support the The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Indigenous grassroots leaders, who peacefully marched on Washington, DC, this weekend, asking for support in solidarity with the Indigenous peoples of the world whose rights protect Unci Maka (Grandmother Earth) for the future generations of all. Also, the LGBTQ Task Force will have a petition urging Senator Blumenthal to question the Supreme Court nominee about his beliefs/values regarding LGBTQ concerns.