Massachusetts Episcopal Network for the Poor People’s Campaign
Welcome to the Massachusetts Episcopal Network for the Poor People’s Campaign (MAPPCEN) web page, and thanks to St. Dunstan’s for hosting us!
Drawing from the resolution passed at the 2022 Diocesan Convention, we acknowledge that issues of poverty and justice are interconnected and cannot be adequately addressed with siloed action. These injustices adversely affect us, our siblings, both locally and globally. We commit to ministries of active engagement, advocacy, and support.
We hope Episcopalians in Massachusetts will join in solidarity with the Massachusetts Poor People’s Campaign (MAPPC), whose goals overlap substantially with the justice ministries currently happening, and participate through education, formation, engagement, support, and/or actions, all providing avenues for us to live into our mission strategy.
The network offers Episcopalians in Massachusetts a Bible study based on We Cry Justice, public witness, and actions of solidarity with the campaign at the local, state, and national level.
The network also plans to highlight and support the related justice work already underway, to provide opportunities to build relationships and spread the good news of the work being done.
Mission - What is our purpose?
Our purpose is twofold:
- Connect local Episcopalians to the actions of the Poor People’s Campaign (PPC) movement for people at the local, state, and national levels
- Foster supportive relationships among those doing justice work in the Dioceses of Massachusetts
Goals - What will we do?
Support the PPC movement to build the political will to eliminate systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism and the war economy, and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism.
- Serve as a bridge to help Episcopalians in MA connect with PPC (via MAPPC), and channel them into action
- Enable Episcopalians to stand in solidarity with MAPPC/PPC - coalesce when there is an action
Support the constellation of related justice work being done in the Dioceses of MA.
- Collaborate and support justice organizations in our Diocese and connect with Western MA
- Connecting and highlighting social justice work done by Episcopalians in our state
- Build relationships among Episcopalians in Massachusetts doing justice work, giving them opportunities to share their experiences