Sacred Space at the Crossroads of Injustice
The workplace is just one front of many struggles for justice. And we know that we must join our neighbors in many kinds of coalitions to build a Beloved Community in which everyone is cared for, absent of poverty, hunger, and hate.
Black and Latino Pastors Working Together
The Black/Brown Clergy/Community Coalition (BBCCC), builds a common advocacy agenda for African American and Latino pastors in Southern California.
BBCCC’s goals are:
- Ensuring healthcare for all
- Building a larger, fairer economy
- Ending homelessness and pushing for affordable housing
- Defeating laws that over-police low-income people and people of color
- Protecting union rights and the labor movement
- Ending police violence in our communities
- Working for true immigration reform
The Black/Brown Clergy/Community Coalition (BBCCC), builds a common advocacy agenda for African American and Latino pastors in Southern California. On April 29, 2010, thousands of Black and Latino evangelicals marched from a Latino evangelical church, Restauración-Los Ángeles, to West Angeles Church of God in Christ. They prayed for immigration reform and an end to the violence that has decimated communities of color for decades.
In 2016, CLUE partnered with SEIU Local 721 to rebuild this network of religious leaders, adding community advocates to the mix. Black and Latino communities have to work together to stem the rising national tide of repression and intolerance.
On July 15th, 2020 a coalition of religious leaders, unions, and community partners representing tens of thousands of Angelenos presented a letter to the LA County Sheriff’s Department to demand the resignation of Sheriff Alex Villanueva. Your support helped create this coordinated effort and it is paying off.
Check the Sheriff
“Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.”– 1 Corinthians 4:2
The Black Jewish Justice Alliance is a joint project of CLUE and SCLC-LA (Southern Christian Leadership Conference). The BJJA is a table at which Black and Jewish faith and advocacy organizations meet to work on issues of criminal justice reform and social justice more broadly.
On November 8, 2022, progress was made in a years-long struggle for justice as LA County Voters approved Measure A to allow LA County Supervisors to remove an elected sheriff for misconduct.
This was made possible because of the work of the Black Jewish Justice Alliance since 2015. BJJA was part of the coalition that helped to form the Civilian Oversight Commission at the urging of the Board of Supervisors after Sheriff Baca went to jail. We know that if we do not hold law enforcement accountable it will lead to the destabilization of our communities.
A Larger, Fairer Economy
- On the heels of a powerful Santa Monica Truth Commission where stories of violence, exploitation, and retaliation at Santa Monica hotels were lifted up, 13 commissioners and Truth Commission hosts called upon the City Councilmembers, City Attorney, and City Manager to to investigate allegations of physical violence against striking hotel workers, demand an end to7 December 2023
Solidarity in Coalition
We Build a Sacred and Just Society One Vote at a Time! Clergy and community members from across Southern California came together to pass affordable housing, living wage, and Sheriff accountability measures at the ballot box. It was a huge victory for low-wage workers, immigrants, and communities of color who continue to struggle in the
Saturday, October 29, 2022 8AM to 10AMMcCarty Memorial Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 4103 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018 Join Co-Emcees Pastor Cue Jn’Marie and LA City Council Member Eunisses Hernandez for the King Chavez Breakfast as they facilitate a space for our Black and Brown Clergy and Community members to listen and share
Monday, May 30, 2022 10 a.m. to noon
200 N. Spring S. Los Angeles CA 90012 (City Hall West)
Where Do We Go From Here?
Solidarity is Sacred
Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice educates, organizes, and mobilizes religious leaders and community members to walk with workers while advocating for good jobs, safe workplaces, and healthy communities.
We can stand with low-wage workers, mostly immigrants and communities of color, because people like you support an organized and connected interfaith movement for economic justice.
Please join the movement to build an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top.