Faith in Action – Conversations on How Our Faith Impacts Our Work in the World

Sunday, Febuary 5, 12, 19, & 26
11:15 a.m.
Fullerton Room

Each Sunday during the month of February we will examine the different ways people of faith have been and are compelled to speak up and out on behalf of the marginalized and vulnerable.


Presbyterian Advocacy Statements on Contemporary Issues
Sunday, February 5, 11:15 a.m., Fullerton RoomFebruary 5

Join the Rev. Rebecca Kirkpatrick as we review the most recent PC (USA) statements on issues such as gun violence, racism, antisemitism, gender, and environmental justice. We will consider both the significance of each statement as well as what they call us to do and say as Presbyterians in the world today.


Movement for Feminism and Freedom in Iran
Sunday, February 12, 11:15 a.m., Fullerton Room

In response to the death of Iranian Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini at the hands of the state morality police, women and men in Iran have taken to the streets to protest the treatment of women in Iran and to advocate for women’s rights. This morning we will be joined by Homa Tavangar, educator and writer on issues of global citizenship and equity, and Dr. Shahrzad Missaghi, who was raised in the Baha’i community in Iran which has worked to foster values of education and inclusion while being persecuted by the Iranian government. Homa and Shahrzad will share their stories as well as those of women fighting for equality in Iran today.


A Presbyterian Legacy of Advocacy
Sunday, February 19, 11:15 a.m., Fullerton RoomFebruary 19

This Sunday we will be joined by Dr. Dirk Smit, professor of Reformed Theology and Public Life at Princeton Theological Seminary. Dr. Smit has written extensively, in both English and Afrikaans, on the legacy of the Reformed tradition and its relevance to contemporary theological, social, and political questions. He has been a particularly prominent and influential voice in the church’s repudiation of apartheid. Smit was one of the primary authors of the Belhar Confession which boldly declared the sinfulness of apartheid and was a call for justice, reconciliation and unity among all people. It has recently been adopted as part of the PC (USA) Book of Confessions.



Lutheran Settlement House
Sunday, February 26, 11:15 a.m., Fullerton RoomFebruary 26

Lutheran Settlement House (LSH) was founded in 1902 as part of the Settlement House Movement, an Industrial Revolution-era movement with the goal of bringing people from all socioeconomic backgrounds together both physically and socially. Today the organization does extensive work in food insecurity, homelessness, and domestic violence support. In addition to providing direct services, they also are integral in advocating for equitable city and statewide policies to support the families they work with. LSH was a recipient of the Eugene C. Bay Fund for Urban Ministry from 2018-2021.

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