Matters of Justice
As religious leaders we are reimagining ourselves and our identity as moral agents in public life. For many of us, this has meant a deepened realization of the power of racism and white dominance in shaping the suffering that lies at the center of so many of the issues around which we have organized—immigration, juvenile justice, education, housing, mass incarceration, islamophobia, transphobia, anti-semitism, and more.
Racial & Economic Justice
Through all our work, we put into action our commitment to collective liberation from dominant narratives, practices and policies that permit pervasive dehumanization and the exclusion of impacted people and communities from arenas of power that shape both public and private life.
Our approach to social and economic justice is intersectional, in that we understand how systemic injustices intersect and compound one another. Thus racial and economic justice are not “issue areas” in their own right, but are instead lenses through which we approach all our work.
Housing & Homelessness
Promoting comprehensive housing justice: affordable housing and homelessness prevention.
Police & Sheriff Reform
Working with partners for law enforcement reform and racial justice across San Mateo County.
Advocating for a trauma-based rehabilitation model for juvenile justice.
Advancing the full rights and inclusion of LGBTQI+ people in San Mateo County.
Providing a strong progressive religious voice in advocating for reproductive justice in a post Roe v. Wade society.
Understanding climate and ecological issues through an intersectional lens and working in partnership to support climate justice in our region.
Working tirelessly for immigrant rights and dignity in San Mateo County.
Responding to traumatic events in our community, at both the personal and societal levels.