The Episcopal Church has a legacy of standing up for the rights of the oppressed, and yet our participation in direct action is still an emerging reality. When we are comfortable, it can be difficult to recognize the plight of others. God calls us through Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit out of our comfort to participate in the life of our community, to love our neighbor, welcome the stranger, care for the sick, visit the imprisoned, clothe the naked, and feed the hungry. We often struggle to do this faithfully, and we must be better.

St. James's tries to plug into concerns of the community at large by offering educational programming and opportunities to join protests, rallies, and local events. We do so keeping in mind the inherent value of every life.

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