United Brethren has retired.

Choose the Left

I met on Sunday night with the fledgling Washington DC chapter of Mormons for Equality and Social Justice (MESJ). To quote from their website, "Mormons for Equality and Social Justice is a grassroots organization of Latter-day Saint individuals who are “anxiously engaged” (D&C 58:27) in working for the gospel values of peace, equality, justice, and wise stewardship of the earth in a spirit of Christ-like charity and concern."

Their statement of principles goes as follows:

We work to end poverty in our communities and around the world.
Plead the cause of the poor and the needy. (D&C 124:75)

We seek justice and dignity for workers.
I will be a swift witness against those that oppress the hireling. (3 Nephi 24:5)

We seek equality for all, regardless of race, nationality, or creed.
There should be an equality among all. (Mosiah 27:3)

We defend human rights for all people.
Laws should be maintained for the rights and protection of all flesh. (D&C 101:77)

We stand for participatory democracy.
Do your business by the voice of the people. (Mosiah 29:26)

We stand against racism, gender inequity, and other forms of discrimination.
Black and white, bond and free, male and female; all are alike unto God. (2 Nephi 26:33)

We work for peace and an end to violence.
Sue for peace to all people. (D&C 105:38)

We seek wise stewardship of the earth’s resources.
All things which come of the earth are to be used with judgment. (D&C 59:18, 20)

Worthy causes, methinks. United Brethren will post on MESJ DC's activities.

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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (November 09, 2004 4:07 PM) 

I like it.

I think I ran across their stuff a while back on the net, but it didn't look like they were up to much. It sounds like my kind of organization though.  

Posted by Lisa


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