Biblical Justice Forum

Working toward a Cleaner, Greener, Better world:

The Gathering: The War Economy Is Killing Our Nation's Spirit - November 5

This Sunday, Nov. 5 at The Gathering, we’re partnering with Veterans For Peace, Iraq Veterans Against the War, and CODEPINK to hear from people affected by militarism around the world on how we can join the struggle for peace.

If you’re in North Carolina: RSVP here to join us this Sunday, Nov. 5 from 6-7:30pm ET at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh.

Workshopping White Women’s Internalized Racial Superiority

Finding Freedom: White Women Taking On Our Own White Supremacy will hold space for people who identify as white women to gather and discuss their internalized white superiority, centered on embodiment - exploring shame and complicity, and connecting their hearts, minds, bodies, and spirits in the service of racial justice.

Racial justice facilitators Evangeline Weiss and Kari Points will take the group through questions like: How are we as white women contributing to white supremacy? What keeps us from bringing our full voices to ending the harms of racism? What will it take to make white anti-racism a core aspect of our identities?

People from all class backgrounds are welcome, childcare is available, lunch will be provided. The workshop is on a sliding scale fee. November 11, 9:30am – 4:30pm.

Click here to register.

Presence is Power - November 11, 9am-1pm

Join us to acquire some of the tools we need to show up as faithful witnesses in places of potential conflict. Trainers from Triangle based, Ready-the-Ground, will provide basic training on how to respond in volatile situations to help diffuse the tension. Whether violence is directed at us through verbal or physical channels, there are things we can do to keep the situation from escalating. In these days when many of us feel called to show up in support of the causes we care about and to call attention to things we hope to change, this kind of training helps prepare us to make a faithful witness for the cause of justice.

Click here to register.

Space is limited to the first 30 people to register.

While the event is free, a donation ($20 suggested) would be appreciated to help us offset expenses. After registering, follow the link to the Council’s secure paypal site to donate. Donations will also be accepted at the event.


Restorative Justice At Work from Scott Bass ( - November 11, 10am-4pm 

The Capital Restorative Justice Project presents our 15th Annual Gathering 
Restorative Justice At Work: Healing and Preventing Violence In Our Communities

     Saturday, November 11th, 2017  -  10 AM - 4 PM  
     North Raleigh Community Church- Downtown
     1417 Clifton Street, Raleigh, NC 27604 

Join us for a powerful day of restorative justice. Choose from a range of engaging workshops, participate in the restorative practice of a Healing Circle, and hear from some of the leading restorative justice practitioners in our state who work in courts, prisons, schools, and other settings in our communities. Find out how you can join the movement and how you can help heal and prevent violence in our communities. 

Light refreshments and coffee will be served during registration and lunch and snacks will be provided. 
Event is free.  A donation of $25 or more to help defray costs is encouraged but optional.

To register, click 
Or visit our website at and follow link for "Annual Gathering" 
Questions? Contact


Justice in a Changing Climate - November 11 and 12 
Celebration and Renewal with Rev. Dr. Rodney S Sadler Jr. 

Community United Church of Christ:  814 Dixie Trail, Raleigh, NC


Saturday, Nov 11

2–4:30PM:  Showcase and opportunities within NC and beyond toward a Cleaner, Greener, Better world.

·         Pre-weatherization to enable low income families to have their homes weatherized  – (Presenter: Gary Smith, Community UCC)

·         Carbon farming in NC to sequester carbon and increase food security – (Presenter: Stephanie Allen, Church of the Nativity).   Discussion and hands-on carbon farming opportunity

·         Your Bottle Means Jobs: Increase recycling to increase jobs. – (Organizer: Lena Gallitano, Community UCC)

·         Solar Holler:  West Virginia solar project with creative funding and employing local people.  (Presenter: Jane Smith, Community UCC)

·         The UCC and  (Presenter: Karen Bearden, 350 Triangle)

·         Community involvement.


Sunday, Nov 12

9:30 AM:  Adult forum class discussion with Dr. Sadler on strategies to move NC, the USA and world to a Cleaner, Greener, Better economy.

10:30 AM:  Climate change-based worship service with Rev. Dr. Sadler preaching

12:00 PM:  Post-worship fellowship time


Guns to Garden Tools - November 12, 10:30 am - 4 pm

Raleigh Mennonite Church, 1116 N Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27604
For more information call (919) 833-1182.

The North Carolina Commission of Inquiry on Torture 

This fall the NCCIT is hosting public hearings to understand North Carolina's involvement in the torture program. Because this is a citizen-led project, the general public is invited to attend all or part of the two day hearings.

November 30th  9am - 5pm
December 1st   9am - 3pm

Raleigh Convention Center
500 S Salisbury St,
Raleigh, NC 27601

Please RSVP to

Let your opinion on redistricting and gerrymandering be known!

Last week, we talked about the redistricting and public comments. Your voice can still be heard! Click the link below to submit your comment.


 - Join us next Sunday at 3:30 to continue our discussion