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“In our community, we have many who feel excluded from the right jobs or schooling or better housing simply because of the circumstances they find themselves in. We are called by Jesus to be our brother and sister’s keeper, to have real concern for others. We need to learn more from Pope Francis and commit ourselves to be a real community. Let us listen to one another’s stories and then work together to build up the kingdom of G...

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Over the past nine months, my life has changed. Back in January, I showed up at the wrong time for Choir rehearsal at Zion Baptist, but showed up at the right time for God to guide my path toward what I now feel called to do. Entering church, I was greeted by Rev. Kirk Byron Jones, who was meeting with Rabbi Margie about ECCO’s emergent Beloved Community campaign for racial justice and had just told her she should contact me! Since then, commun...

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This week, MCAN and our partners at Raise Up Massachusetts launched the Fair Share Amendment Campaign, and our signature gathering period has officially begun. Will you join us in collecting signatures? Email info@mcan-pico.org and we’ll mail you petition forms. This is an opportunity of a generation to make systemic economic change – to create an economy where we all contribute to a future of abundance for our children. Our faith traditi...

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A Time of Reflection and Recommitment to Justice In the Jewish community, we are heading next week into the High Holidays.  It is a time of year when we reflect on our actions, reevaluate our lives, and recommit ourselves toward living holier and more just lives.  As we fast on Yom Kippur, we listen to God’s call in Isaiah 58, saying that our fasting and worship is meaningless if our commitment to God does not drive us to feed the hungry, clo...