Healing Wounded Communities by Disarming Hearts, Forging Peace and Cultivating Justice

 

The Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy (VICPP)
James River Chapter
will be holding
its Spring Meeting
on March 15, 2023, at
12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
on Zoom.

We will hear from VICPP Director Kim Bobo on how VICPP initiatives faired in the just completed Virginia General Assembly and what the focus will be moving forward.

Also, Shane Claiborne, co-author of “Beating Guns: Hope for People Weary of Violence,” renowned speaker/activist, recipient of MLK Center’s 2022 Social Justice Award, and founder of RAWTools Philadelphia, will join us at the March meeting to talk about the April 22 RAWTools event: “Responding to Gun Violence Here And Across the Nation.”  The event will be hosted at St. Johns Church of God in Christ, 2402 Orcutt Avenue, Newport News, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., where we will hear from gun violence victims and have a blacksmith turn a gun into a garden tool. Zoom information will be provided once registration info has been completed.

UUFP Mason Moseley and another VICPP volunteer, John Gregoire, recently travelled to Philadelphia to tour the RawTools facility and receive some rudimentary training.

ViCPP Staff and Volunteers

Join us for these two vital events!
For additional information, contact Mason Moseley at mm.bosox@gmail.com or johngregoire185@hotmail.com.


One of the ways the UUFP supports VICPP is through its Share-the-Basket (fourth Sunday) offerings!

Founded in 1982, VICPP is the largest statewide advocacy voice for the faith community in Virginia.  The organization focuses primarily on issues of racial, social, and economic justice. Historically VICPP has been a leader on poverty issues, working on expanding school breakfast programs, reducing predatory lending, and advocating Medicaid expansion. Today it focuses on racial justice, immigrant rights, and economic justice issues like requiring employers to offer paid sick days. VICPP engages people of faith and goodwill in advocating for justice in Virginia’s policies and practices through education, prayer, and action.