Check this webpage often for justice and service activity opportunities available at and beyond Belmont UMC.
Open Table Nashville Virtual Fundraiser
Tuesday, October 20
Open Table Nashville's annual fundraiser is going virtual! Join our friends on October 20, 2020, wherever you are to celebrate OTN's 10 years of housing, healing and hope with a viewing of St. Cloud Hill.
Dr. Christophe Ringer on Necropolitics and the Religious Crisis of Mass Incarceration in America
Wednesday, October 21 at 12:00pm
Christophe D. Ringer is Assistant Professor of Theological Ethics and Society at Chicago Theological Seminary and author of the forthcoming Necropolitics and the Religious Crisis of U.S. Mass Incarceration from Lexington Books. He received his Ph.D. in Religion, Ethics and Society from Vanderbilt University. His research interests include social ethics, African American religion and cultural studies, social ethics, public theology, and political philosophy. He is interested in African American religion and culture as a site for understanding the relationship of self, society and the sacred. Ringer has published and presented his research nationally as well as internationally including the American Academy of Religion (AAR). Ringer is an ordained minister and is active with a number of social justice organizations including A Just Harvest, Community Renewal Society and Workers Center for Racial Justice.
NOAH public meeting: The Fierce Urgency of NOW
Sunday, October 25 at 3:00pm
All are invited to to participate in an important public meeting via Zoom for social justice in Nashville (topics of affordable housing, criminal justice, economic equity, and education) presented by Nashville Organized for Action and Hope (NOAH). NOAH is a group of congregations working together across racial and denominational lines to advance social issues in Nashville. This meeting will bring the community up to date on NOAH’s efforts in criminal justice, economic opportunity, affordable housing, and education, and to name what actions are needed NOW.
Belmont UMC’s Advocacy Ministries Team encourages everyone to vote this November in the national election. As part of Nashville Organized for Action and Hope’s (NOAH) voter challenge, we are striving for 100% registration and voting among all eligible members.
As United Methodists we “hold governments responsible for the protection of the rights of the people to free and fair elections” believing that “the form and the leaders of all governments should be determined by exercise of the right to vote guaranteed to all adult citizens.”
This year, protecting the right to free, fair and safe elections is made all the more urgent by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Contact your Senators today and urge them to support $4 billion for the Election Assistance Commission and states and territories to ensure safe, accessible and secure elections.