We pray for our Nation and its leaders and while we pray we also watch. We take seriously our call to Love God and to love our neighbor for the transformation of the world. Here you will find efforts that we invite you to take in order to affect positive and moral change in our life together.
April 29, 2017
Please join Foundry members at an interfaith Climate Change Vigil on Saturday, April 29 at 10:00 AM on the lawn of the United Methodist Building located at 100 Maryland Ave NE Washington, DC 20002 in advance of the People's Climate March. The March will proceed down Pennsylvania Avenue to surround the White House, and then proceed to the Washington Monument area. Please wear your colorful stoles and sacred resistance buttons. For updates visit foundryumc.org/resist & address questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why Sacred Resistance?
We exist because we are commanded to love one another, and love is an active verb. Our resistance is rooted in the concept of strength and endurance, in the Methodist baptismal vow “to resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever form they present themselves,” and in the Biblical admonition to people of faith to seek justice and speak on behalf of the powerless.
Today, Foundry believes this vow mandates
- opposing governmental actions which tear families apart and which bar entry to this country to immigrants and refugees solely because of their religious affiliation
- resisting policies which exploit and destroy natural resources on the planet we are charged with protecting and which put short-term economic gain for a few above the long-term health and survival of the human race
- standing up with our voices, our bodies, our money, and our time to the policies and people who would deny human rights on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, or income level
There are many areas of government policy in which people of faith may disagree. Sacred Resistance at Foundry targets issues which affect our bedrock principles: human rights, care for the planet, and the basic right of every human being to live without fear of oppression, speak without fear of censorship, and worship peacefully without fear of hostility.
Pastoral Statement on Building Walls
This pastoral statement was read by Senior Pastor Ginger E. Gaines-Cirelli to the congregation of Foundry United Methodist Church on Sunday morning, January 27, 2017. The vast majority of the congregation responding in a rousing ovation in support of the statement.
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