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 […]

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 […]

The Lookout — Chattanooga’s street newspaper launches on Valentine’s Day

In an act of radical love and solidarity with the most marginalized of our community, Mercy Junction Justice and Peace Center will begin publishing The Lookout — a broadsheet social justice-oriented street newspaper — with the first issue hitting the streets on Feb. 14, 2017, Valentine’s Day. The Lookout will be distributed by those who […]

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 […]

Making God Angry

sermon preached by Rev. Brian Merritt at Renaissance Presbyterian Church Text: Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 As a pastor when I continually encounter people who are not getting enough food to eat, in a land of plenty I get angry. When I am asked about helping with utilities, transportation, housing or health I am livid. When I […]