Social Justice & Advocacy

Covenant 5, the peace and social justice advocacy committee of the diocese, emphasizes advocacy as a way to fulfill the gospel imperative of seeking justice, peace, and dignity for all people. Their ministry strives to formulate and implement public policy and support grass-roots efforts for social change. Each year, Covenant 5 awards Peace and Justice Advocacy Grants to local and national agencies and organizations. A list of the most recent grantees can be found here.

The work of change is also internal, as our diocese focuses on healing racism and building racial reconciliation, through work at diocesan conventions. In support of this ministry, the diocese has recently offered workshops through Visions, Inc., a training and consulting company that helps organizations communicate more effectively across difference and to understand and overcome interpersonal, institutional, and cultural barriers to full equity and inclusion.

Our work for justice includes building relationships of mutual care around the world, through our companion diocese partnership with the Dominican Republic.

Hard at work in the Dominican Republic, our companion diocese
Hard at work in the Dominican Republic, our companion diocese
All Saints, East Lansing, parishioners talk about their work in the Sanctuary movement
All Saints, East Lansing, parishioners talk about their work in the Sanctuary movement
The Diocese of Michigan is part of the Dominican Development Group, a network of companion dioceses
The Diocese of Michigan is part of the Dominican Development Group, a network of companion dioceses
The Rev. Beth Taylor leads a prayer for participants in a “Hate Has No Home Here” march
The Rev. Beth Taylor leads a prayer for participants in a “Hate Has No Home Here” march
A youth pilgrimage focusing on racial reconciliation walks the Edmund Pettus bridge in Selma, Alabama
A youth pilgrimage focusing on racial reconciliation walks the Edmund Pettus bridge in Selma, Alabama
Young people from around the diocese showed up and spoke up at the March For Our Lives
Young people from around the diocese showed up and spoke up at the March For Our Lives