Social Justice Ministries
Social justice promotes fairness and equity across all aspects of our society. The Episcopal Diocese of Missouri is committed to the continued work toward the goals of social justice.
Within his first few months as Bishop of The Episcopal Diocese of Missouri, the Rt. Rev. Deon K. Johnson wrote an anit-racism covenant, inviting people of faith to actively seek equality and justice in our communities.
As people living our baptismal covenant, we see our diocese reconciled to God by challenging racism in ourselves and society. The Commission for Dismantling Racism is made up of lay and clergy members and friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri committed to the work of social justice.Read More »
Episcopal City Mission (ECM) is a ministry providing hope and healing to youth in detention centers in St. Louis City and County. Chaplains offer ecumenical spiritual programs, guidance and support, and a ministry of presence to youth in the juvenile justice system.Read More »
Jubilee Ministry Centers empower those who are poor and oppressed in their communities by providing direct service, such as food, shelter, and healthcare, while also advocating for human rights and social justice.Read More »
Task Force on Hunger members are volunteers from congregations throughout the Diocese of Missouri. We meet every other month to carry out the business of supporting, and acting on behalf of, hungry persons.Read More »
The Episcopal Diocese of Missouri has been a leading voice advocating for sensible gun regulation and developing resources for the care of victims of violence in its many contexts.Read More »
Many parishes in the Diocese of Missouri have established congregational ministries to work for racial justice. The DCDR encourages all faith communities to create such ministries.Read More »