A Mighty Stream: An Interfaith Community of Sacred Activists for Racial Justice

“But let justice roll down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.”

Amos 5:24

 

In the aftermath of the tragic killing of George Floyd, EquaSion developed a new program to address racial injustice through interfaith involvement. Its plan is to organize and unite Cincinnati’s diverse communities of faith into a moral force that will take action, individually and collectively, privately and publicly, spiritually and materially, to advance the cause of racial justice through sacred activism, including education, dialogue, community-building, and advocacy for policies and legislation which remediate systemic inequities. To date, more than 30 religious and faith-based organizations representing many of our community’s world religions have become AMS Participants (see link below for a full list).

We welcome the participation of faith-based organizations of all traditions in Greater Cincinnati.

Getting Involved

Organizations wishing to participate in AMS:
Pledge form
Advisory Board Members

Our Participants: (to date)

We, the religious and faith-based organizations listed below, have ADOPTED and STAND UNITED behind the Resolutions of A Mighty Stream:

AMS Participating Religious and Faith-based Organizations (to date)

AMS Race & Faith Educational Resources

To launch A Mighty Stream’s community education component, EquaSion in conjunction with our community’s spiritual and civic leaders is sponsoring two webinar series: one focusing on racial inequities in a variety of quality of life systems, and the other on the perspectives of our diverse faith communities on racial justice.

Racial Inequities Series:

“Racial Inequities in our Criminal Legal System” (aired on March 3rd) View the Video Recording
“Racial Inequities in our Health Care System” (aired on May 6th) View the Video Recording

Faith Perspectives on Racial Justice Series:

“Faith Perspectives of the Roman Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh and National Baptist traditions”. View the Video Recording

Faith Perspectives of the Episcopal, Buddhist, Native/Indigenous, Non-Denominational Christian, and Baha’i traditions
View the Video Recording

Faith Perspectives of the Hindu, Lutheran, Zoroastrian and United Methodist traditions.
View the Video Recording

Faith Perspectives of the Presbyterian, Unitarian Universalist, Quaker, and United Church of Christ perspectives.
View the Video Recording

Race Discussion Guide

Access the A Mighty Stream Race Discussion Guide here.

**AMS Sacred Activism ALERTS**

An important aspect of the AMS program is its promotion of volunteer opportunities for the interfaith community (AMS Participants) to engage in sacred activism for racial justice, which includes advocating for policies and legislation which remediate systemic inequities. It informs its Participants via the issuance of “AMS Sacred Activism ALERTS.” The general public is invited to join the AMS Participants in participating in the advocacy opportunities noted below.

Previous Sacred Activism Alerts: