Governing Board Announces MCC’s Easter Offering Campaign with the Global Justice Institute

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In alignment with MCC’s legacy of justice, and commitment to our values including Social Action, we are excited to announce that MCC will designated the 2017 Easter Offering to support the work of the Global Justice Institute. We are again encouraging MCC churches to participate in the 2017 Easter Offering as an extra offering on Easter Sunday.  The extra offering will provide much needed resources for the Global Justice Institute. As a sign of our commitment to the success of this campaign, each Governing Board member has pledged to make a personal donation.
The Global Justice’s mission is: “to be an agent of change by building bridges that liberate and unite voices of sacred defiance.” Last year, your generous Easter Offerings empowered the Global Justice Institute to live into their mission and expand work in places all over the world such as:

  • Brazil, by providing funding to renovate Casa Misao, which enables the shelter to qualify for government funding
  • Cuba, by partnering to raise funds for a space in Matanzas that will serve as a community center; partnering with CENESEX to support the first MCC service in Havana
  • Honduras, by providing cell phone access and security vests, as well as basic necessities for imprisoned transgender people
  • Kenya, by partnering to run water to land in Mtito Andei, build a house and a classroom, fund a retreat for 10 gay pastors, provide seeds for our 1st crop on the land, and host the first meeting for sex workers on being safe and income alternatives
    Mtito Andei, Kenya (photo by S. Kimer)
The Global Justice Institute’s 2017 Goals Include:
  • Assisting activists in obtaining marriage equality in Taiwan
  • Strengthening and expanding programming reach at satellite location in Kenya and providing safe space for LGBT outcasts onsite in Kenya
  • Continuing collaboration with HIV/AIDS activists in Cuba and partnering on shared human rights projects with CENESEX
  • Expanding partnerships between local MCCs and GJI projects, including preparing local activists from Honduras to represent GJI at the upcoming meeting of the Organization of American States in the Dominican Republic

Join us in making these goals a reality.

Write to Global Justice Institute executive director Rev. Elder Pat Bumgardner at revpat@globaljusticeinstitute.org to let her know that your church will collect a special, designated 2017 Easter Offering.

In Pursuit of Justice,

Metropolitan Community Churches Governing Board

Rev. Elder Rachelle Brown, Interim Moderator
Sarah-Jane Ramage, Vice-Chairperson
Kimberly Brown, Treasurer
Rev. Joe Cobb, Clerk
Rev. Dr. Stephanie Burns
Angel Collie
Dr. Mark Dalgleish
Rev. Jakob Hero
Rev. Dr. William Hubbard Knight