And who better than the church that took on the IRS to take on the Tea Party movement? I am SO proud to be part of this important work ... here's the press release that went out today about the April 15th launch:
"A Moral Compass to Justice" is a collaborative of justice-minded faith leaders calling for a faith based alternative to the environment of racism, homophobia, discrimination, and violence generated by the current Tea Party movement.
"A Moral Compass to Justice" claims social justice as a core value of all religions and faith. The new group calls for a return to the faith and values that have guided America through the social transformations that challenged discrimination and resulted in greater equality, freedom, respect and dignity for all of Americans.
They urge elected officials and the American people to join them in the sacred work of setting a moral compass for justice so that there will be a more just world for all of us."
WHEN: 10.00AM - Thursday, APRIL 15th to counter Tea Party protests
WHERE: All Saints Church, 132 N Euclid Avenue, Pasadena 91101
WHO: (Speakers at Tuesday's Press Conference)
- Rev. Canon Susan Russell, All Saints Episcopal Church-Pasadena
- Rev. Eric P. Lee, CA President, Southern Christian Leadership Conference
- Rabbi Denise Eger, President, Southern California Board of Rabbis
- Eddie Martinez, Associate Director of The Wall Las Memorias Project
- Ani Zonneveld, Co-Founder/President, Muslims for Progressive Values
MORAL COMPASS MEMBERS INCLUDE:
Rabbi Steven Jacobs, Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Kol Tikvah
Dr. Sharon Groves, Asst. Dir. of Religion and Faiths Program, Human Rights Campaign
Rev. Ryan Bell, Pastor, Hollywood Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Vincent Jones, Senior Program Officer, Liberty Hill Foundation
Rev. Samuel Chu, Executive Director, CA Faith for Equality
Rabbi Jonathan Klein, Executive Director, CLUE-LA
Rev. Art Cribbs, Pastor, San Marino UCC