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The Social Justice Committee of the Edmonton diocese met on Saturday, April 22, for a strategic planning session to discuss how to better structure the committee and its working groups to pursue justice throughout the diocese.

Representatives from 10 parishes, urban and rural, encompassing a wide variety of ages and backgrounds and representing each working group added their voices to the conversation.

The Social Justice Committee has long felt the massive work of justice is potentially overwhelming. It is therefore our goal to build strategies and streamline communication to equip and empower champions for particular areas of justice.

Activists in the pursuit of justice, make up the Anti-Racism Team, Queerly Beloved, the Disability Inclusion Team, and 5th Mark in Action, plus other yet-to-be-populated working groups, like Economic Justice). The Anti-Racism Team is building an anti-racist Sunday School curriculum; Queerly Beloved has written a roadmap to help the diocese live into Synod's resolve to create safe, inclusive, affirming communities; the Disability Inclusion Team has created a worship service for neurodiverse children and their families. 

The Social Justice Committee, then, is for people with the strategic vision to help identify priorities, recruit passionate activists, and liaison between the working groups. Its canonical number of 12 to 16 members has not diminished. We invite anyone who is passionate about justice to get in touch with the Ven. Jordan Haynie Ware, Archdeacon for Justice, by email at .