The photo above depicts a Silent Prayerful March in Pleasant Hill on June 3, 2020. This peaceful march was organized and attended by the Pleasant Hill faith community to protest systemic racism following the killing of George Floyd. Over 300 masked individuals walked from Hillcrest to Pleasant Hill City Hall where prayers were lifted offered by faith and civic leaders.
Pursuing social justice, seeking peace, and putting our faith into action in the community are central to the work of the Hillcrest Social Justice Team. We strive to fulfill God’s vision for humankind and all of creation, and to share this vision with the wider community. Join us in building a stronger faith-based movement for peace, justice, equality and inclusivity. Questions about Hillcrest’s social justice team? Send us a message
Recent events and concerns in which the Social Justice Team have been involved include advocating for a living wage and county-wide minimum, and support for easing restrictions for churches and other non-profits to become involved in securing Affordable Housing.
Guiding the work of the Social Justice
The Hillcrest Social Justice Team is charged with, among other things, developing Hillcrest positions on various issues that can be referenced by Hillcrest representatives as they work with outside groups. These positions reflect Hillcrest’s values and draw on Hillcrest’s four historic, definitive statements:
Hillcrest Social Justice Positions
Position One: Nobody’s civil rights may be violated
We affirm the human rights of all people regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, mental and physical ability, socio-economic status, marital status and family structure, nationality, or other labels that could divide or distinguish one from another.
Position Two: Nobody’s right to engage in religious or spiritual practice may be prohibited or inhibited
We commit to the spiritual growth of individuals.
Position Three: Hillcrest’s and our ministry partners’ right to serve those in the broader Community must not be prohibited or inhibited
We unite in striving to walk in the way of Jesus Christ and to create and enhance an atmosphere which seeks the welfare and happiness of others.
Position Four: Environmental degradation is an affront to God and affects the health of all People (especially poor people) and all of creation
We strive as a community of faith to create and enhance an atmosphere which seeks the welfare and happiness of others, to fulfill God’s vision for humankind and all of creation, and to share this vision with the wider community.