Voting is our most precious right. Please vote November 3 through the Eyes of Love.
Skyline church believes in voting – and to help you make sense of the ballot initiatives, here is a grid of the 2020 propositions from Kehilla Synagogue State Proposition Endorsements and how various organizations recommend that we vote. We are not endorsing any candidates.
Here is a larger format version of the same – 2020 propositions from Kehilla Synagogue.xlsx – State Proposition Endorsements – Large version.
Finally, here’s 2020 recommendations from the Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry.
Stay tuned- we expect to post more local measures.
For questions, contact Nancy Taylor via the office at 510-531-8212, firstname.lastname@example.org. (during shelter in place email is best)
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Sunday, May 31, 3PM
Hi Visitors and Members,
I thought you’d be especially interested in this upcoming webinar on dismantling racism, in light of the recent murders of Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd. The reflections are based upon the writings of late great
American theologian, specializing in black liberation theology, Dr James Cone, from Union Theological seminary. In his book, The Cross and the Lynching Tree, Cone draws connections between the means of execution of the innocent Jesus 2,000 years ago and the ongoing executions of innocent black men in this country. Please share widely!! I’ve registered! I loved Dr Cone, and loved his courses in Black Liberation and womanist theology.
The Cross and the Lynching Tree. Join a national conversation sponsored by the United Church of Christ about how Christians can be actively involved in dismantling racism. Learn more about the webinar HERE. Register for the webinar here.
Peace to you,
Dear Skyline Family,
The immigrant communities are facing an especially hard time during the pandemic but there are many community organizations coming together to help. As Skyline Church is a Sanctuary Church, the Justice and Witness team would like to offer ways to support the communities that we have been accompanying. Thank you for sharing with those among us who are in so much need.
The Maya Mam in Oakland organization is helping coordinate food distribution to the Mam community, including the Nueva Esperanza Preschool families. The Mandela Partners and the Alameda Food Bank have been providing food for distribution at Iglesia de Dios, Mam Church at 4500 International Blvd. Henry Sales, organizer, says they haven’t been able to get fruits, chicken, rice, beans, eggs, and milk. He’s working to partner with other organizations, as well as getting a nonprofit designation. Monetary donations will be used to buy food for distribution and materials (masks, gloves, and sanitizer) for volunteers. On-line donations can be made HERE.
If you prefer to write a check, please contact Mirtha through the church office, email@example.com.
The Centro Legal de La Raza, along with six community partners, created the Oakland Undocumented Relief Fund for Oakland immigrant workers who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic. Donations can be by check or online HERE.
Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity has set up a Migrant Emergency Fund which helps recently arrived immigrants, formerly detained and incarcerated folks, and other immigrants encountering urgent survival needs due to the severe economic impact of COVID-1.
East Bay Sanctuary Covenant continues to support clients by phone, providing up-to-date information about their legal cases and social services. Action items to support the immigrant population are listed on their website.
Save the date for a zoom discussion on Monday, May 18th at 7 pm with Pastor Laurie, Nancy Taylor and myself! More details to follow!
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Thank you! Mirtha N., co-chair, Justice & Witness