The Diocese of Atlanta is blessed with many faithful, highly motivated and skilled members who express their faith in action beyond our church walls through engagement with their communities.
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Human trafficking is modern-day slavery–It is the exploitation of children and adults for commercial sex and labor. It touches every corner of the globe, and the state of Georgia has one of the highest rates of human trafficking in the U.S. We want to raise awareness about human trafficking, signs of its presence, and ways to combat it. Change starts with awareness.
Crossroads Community Ministries. Provides food and more. Its Clyde’s Kitchen is open 6 days a week, Monday through Saturday and serves an average of 212 meals daily to our neediest neighbors. In 2020 the kitchen served 52,959 meals to 51,447 adults and 1,512 children. Crossroads also operates The Renewal Project, a 180-day stabilization program that provides mailroom services; employment navigation and resume building services; quality, work appropriate clothing; MARTA cards for employment-related and medical emergencies; and birth certificates from all U.S. States and Georgia state-issued IDs. Crossroads mobile documentation unit serves people at partner agencies The City of Refuge, The Salvation Army, Gateway Center, Living Room, First Presbyterian Church, ReStart 3:20 and Partnership Against Domestic Violence.
Five Loaves & Two Fish. A ministry of St. George’s – Griffin, the food pantry distributes groceries every month to about 1,500 to 1,800 households. Read more about it was started and how it operates.
Malachi’s Store House. An Outreach Ministry of St. Patrick’s – Atlanta, dedicated to addressing food insecurity by providing both groceries and hot meals for those in need of emergency support.
Red Door Food Pantry. Church of the Ascension’s best known outreach. Sharing Christ’s love by sharing food has always been an active ministry at the parish. Since 2013, Red Door has been part of the Atlanta Community Food Bank, and we serve an average of 120 families a week. We also reach additional families at mobile sites the second and third Saturdays of the month.
A Case for Life: Justice, Mercy and the Death Penalty. Written by The Right Reverends Robert C. Wright, Diocese of Atlanta and Andrew Doyle, Diocese of Texas; retired Justice Norman S. Fletcher, Georgia State Supreme Court; and attorneys Stephen B. Bright and Susan Casey, this book presents arguments against the death penalty from their individual perspectives. Resources for further reading and involvement are included. Order a copy from The Cathedral Book Store.
Episcopal Peace Fellowship. Since 1958 the General Convention of the Episcopal Church has opposed capital punishment on a theological basis that the life of an individual is of infinite worth in the sight of Almighty God, and the taking of such a human life falls within the providence of Almighty God and not within the right of Man. Get more information and learn how you can take action here.
Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. A statewide coalition of organizations and individuals working to raise awareness about the death penalty with local chapters in Atlanta, Athens, and the Macon area. Become informed.
Healing Justice in Georgia. Formed by Episcopalians responding to a 2015 Episcopal Church resolution that expanded the church’s 57-year-old opposition to capital punishment and committed to providing information and tools necessary to work for the reform of our state’s justice system. Learn ways you can become knowledgeable.
Prison Fellowship Organization. Ministers to those affected by crime and incarceration with emphasis on justice that restores, empowering great wardens, ministering to families, supporting successful reentry, and advocating for restorative justice reform. Learn how you can work locally for prison reform. April is Second Chance Month, and Prison Fellowship invites you to participate in the Second Chance Challenge. By raising funds, you can help unlock second chances for returning citizens in your community.
Preach Teach Act Campaign. An Ending Mass Incarceration and Odyssey Impact initiative. Clergy and leaders, stand ready to reclaim our prophetic traditions, reify our belief in true justice, and redeem those who’ve been imprisoned and enslaved.
Episcopal Veterans Fellowship. Healing the Moral Wounds from War. Equips Christians for missional ministry to veterans through prayer, hospitality, and reconciliation. Learn how their educational workshops, consulting, and coaching can assist your church in outreach to veterans living in your community. Follow this effort.
Georgia State Defense Force. A volunteer arm of the Department of Defense that works closely with the National Guard to care for the spiritual needs of our troops. Volunteer as a chaplain.
Support Our Troops. A charity providing millions of dollars’ in goods and services to our active troops. Learn how your support can strengthen the morale and well-being of our soldiers and their families.
Veteran/Military Friendly Congregations. Learn how to promote a sense of community, acceptance and support for military members, veterans and their families in your congregation.
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