Category: Social Justice & Advocacy

20
Jun

World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day is held annually on June 20th to bring awareness to the plight of displaced humans around the globe. It is also a day to commemorate the strength and resilience that refugees display during the hardest of times. It is an opportunity for the world to think about human rights in the face of […]

19
Jun

Juneteenth

The United States has a dark history of slavery. Sadly, this is a topic that is seldom discussed. Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, is included in this. For nearly 150 years, the national government has been reluctant to proclaim this day a public holiday. President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth […]

05
May

Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month

May is Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, a time to celebrate Asians and Pacific Islanders in the U.S. The rich history and heritage of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders is thousands of years old and is integral to shaping the history of the United States. Formerly known as Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, the […]

28
Apr

Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day

Today is Yom HaShoah-Holocaust Remembrance Day It is pertinent to remember the Holocaust. The Nazi regime murdered 6 million Jews as well as millions of other innocents, including Roma, Slavic, and Sinti peoples, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ people as well as political dissidents, among other groups. We join Jewish people throughout the United States, Israel, […]

03
Apr

Ramadan Kareem

As many of you know, the holy month of Ramadan began at sunset yesterday, April 2, 2022, and lasts until May 2, 2022. Ramadan is sacred to Muslims because it marks the month that the Qur’an was revealed to Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him). During the holy month of Ramadan, many Muslims fast from […]

17
Mar

A Guide To Responding

CALLING PEOPLE INTO CONVERSATION Nativity is working to create a culture and community that all people can come and converse and learn from a diversity of perspectives.  As we approach what it means to be in Public Ministry, we are working with an intersectional lens and commitment so that we can have accountability within our […]

16
Mar

International Women’s Day 2022

Celebrating International Women’s Day & Women’s History Month March is Women’s History Month! Explore the important contributions women have made to American society with your child. International Women’s Day is on March 8th, and it is a day that can serve as a launching point for education and inspiration. The campaign for International Women’s Day […]

01
Mar

Confirmation Advocacy 2022

This lent once again our Confirmation Youth small groups will be active with opportunities for advocacy service and learning opportunities.  Below you will find the information you need to help you on your lenten advocacy journey. Watch the informational video! Take a moment to watch the video created about this year’s opportunities. FAQ When are […]

15
Feb

Black History Month Resources

February gives homage to Black History. This is a time to enhance your children’s knowledge about the vast accomplishments of African American people who paved the way for current and future generations. Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and recognition of their central role in U.S. history. Since 1976, […]

17
Jan

MLK DAY Resources

MLK Day provides us with the opportunity to learn more about ourselves as a nation and community and challenges us to seek ways to be better. Nativity’s Social Justice & Advocacy for Children, Youth, and Family Ministry has made a commitment to center conversations and learning opportunities for all ages, by placing the voices and […]