An integral part of proclamation is advocacy. As one of the proverbs in the Hebrew Scriptures admonishes us:
“Speak out for those who cannot speak, for the rights of all the destitute. Speak out… defend the rights of the poor and needy” (Proverbs 31.8-10).
Just as Jesus came to “proclaim good news to the poor” (Luke 4.18), so too are his followers called to join our voices with those crying out for justice, languishing amidst the threat of violence, or enduring oppression of any kind.
Standing in solidarity with those who work for justice and peace can take many forms:
- Reaching out to elected representatives and officials
- Raising awareness through social media
- Joining local community organizing and coalition-building efforts
- Learning about pressing issues and sharing your insights with others
- Encouraging corporate social responsibility through divestment or shareholder activism
The Episcopal Church in Colorado works in partnership with several relevant advocacy groups including:
- The Episcopal Public Policy Network (EPPN)
- The Colorado Council of Churches (Voices for Justice and Public Policy Witness)
- The Lutheran Advocacy Ministry-Colorado
Right now, you can take action to support refugees, combat human trafficking, promote clean power, and end gender-based violence. Sign up for EPPN’s Action Alerts today to keep up with the latest and watch this page for more ways you can get involved.