The substance and evidence of our faith after Charlottesville

By Beth Foster, Mercy Junction Justice and Peace Center director I’ve told about my experiences in Charlottesville this past weekend over and over in the last couple days — on social media, in videos, and to reporters, family members, friends, and others in my community. That is one of the reasons I went, to bear […]

Whose streets? Legislators say, not protesters’ streets

This article is from the March 2017 issue of The Lookout newspaper. The Lookout is a social justice street newspaper published by the Mercy Junction Justice and Peace Center. It is available throughout Chattanooga from distributors who are, who have been or who are at risk of experiencing homelessness. A suggested donation of $1 per […]

Mercy Junction declares itself a sanctuary congregation

The Council of Elders of the interfaith congregation of Mercy Junction approved this statement at its meeting on Saturday evening, March 4, committing itself to providing sanctuary to those in danger, and to resisting and disobeying unjust laws.  As a place of worship … Como un lugar de alabanza … Mercy Junction Justice and Peace […]

Gathering Our Hope Around Us

These are the welcome remarks Mercy Junction Justice and Peace Center Director Beth Foster gave at the Unity Group‘s MLKing Interfaith Celebration at the Justice and Peace Center on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. Welcome to the Mercy Junction Justice and Peace Center. We are so happy to have all of you here tonight to honor […]