Our Commitment to Parishes

Episcopal City Mission is committed to partnering with parishes in the Diocese of Massachusetts to develop more just, whole and equitable communities. Here are the ways you can  partner with ECM to strengthen your faith community’s prophetic witness.

Prophetic Leadership Development

  • .Learn: ECM welcomes the opportunity to facilitate conversation about ECM and social justice through hosting an info session at adult formation, coffee hour, or by guest preaching. Contact: Natalie Finstad: Natalie@EpiscopalCityMission.Org.

  • Grow: Praxis is a learning community for faith-rooted leaders who want to build their capacity to take risks and call their communities into the work of faith-rooted justice. Praxis members meet regularly in small groups of 4-6 people and annually at a retreat. Contact: Dan Gelbtuch: Dan@EpiscopalCityMission.Org

Engagement

  • Legal Fund - ECM is partnering with community based organizers to provide our undocumented neighbors with access to legal fees and bail bond support. Contact Carly Margolis at Carly@EpiscopalCityMission.Org.

  • Massachusetts Community Action Network (MCAN) - A part of the Raise Up Massachusetts campaign, MCAN is mobilizing communities to work toward putting Paid Family and Medical Leave and a $15 minimum wage on the ballot. If you would like to help collect signatures, contact Luke Abdow at labdow@mcan-pico.org.

  • Protect Temporary Protection Status (TPS) - TPS is an immigration status that provides employment authorization and protection from deportation for people who cannot safely return to their home countries. Currently, ECM is partnering with Centro Presente and other local organizations to defend TPS. We will be co-hosting an action on November 8th. Contact Natalie for information.

  • Rapid Response - ECM is building a Rapid Response network: an organized team of people who claim love and justice committed to resisting oppression and responding to communities in the event of a crisis. If you’d like to be on this team contact Natalie.

For more information, contact Natalie Finstad, Director of Programs and Engagement

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