SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE 

Who We Are and What We Do

This committee facilitates both community service and social justice projects in which all congregational members are encouraged to participate.

 

We are inter-generational and our projects include leaders and participants all ages, abilities, and available times as we translate Humanistic values into concrete actions. We enjoy partnering with other groups and organizations that share our aims.

 

An educational component is usually included in our projects so that we can learn more about community needs and social justice issues and how these can be effectively addressed.   

 

Meetings take place about once a month and you can receive information about everything that the Social Justice Committee is doing by by emailing co-chair Audrey Pleasant. Also be sure to check out our calendar and Facebook page for other updates!

 

The Social Justice Committee is a member of the Foundation Beyond Belief's "Beyond Belief Network" and a partner of Michigan United.

 
Here's Just Some of What We Do!
  • Annual Winter Mitzvah Project (lunches for soup kitchen)

  • Voter registration drives

  • Petition Drives for "Earned Sick Leave" and "Against Gerrymandering"

  • "Souper Supper for Homelessness"

  • Winter Wear Collection

  • Knitting/Crocheting for a Cause

  • Support for Detroit Schools 

  • Toiletries Collection

  • Poppy Sales (for homeless veterans)

  • Support for Refugees & Immigrants

  • Adoption of a Syrian family

  • Projects in support of Freedom House

  • Projects in support of Syrian refugees on Greek islands

  • Visits to community service & social justice organizations

  • Water Assistance to Flint

  • Social Justice Lobbying

 

The Birmingham Temple Congregation for Humanistic Judaism is a member of the Sanctuary Network of Michigan and has issued a resolution to resist the deportation of undocumented immigrants:

 

As people of conscience, we pledge to resist policy proposals to target and deport millions of undocumented immigrants or discriminate against marginalized communities. In this spirit, the Birmingham Temple Congregation for Humanistic Judaism hereby resolves that our community is committed to providing sanctuary and / or support for those seeking refuge in a manner consistent with our Humanistic commitments to ensuring the dignity and human rights of all people. ..."

 
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