Local Activism: GCC
Forest Hill Church is a member of Greater Cleveland Congregations (GCC), a non- partisan partnership of faith communities and partner organizations working to
- build power for social justice,
- unite people across lines of race, class religion and geography, and
- strengthen the quality of life in our diverse neighborhoods.
GCC asked its members: What one change would make life in Greater Cleveland better for your family and your community? The answers were pared down to 20 areas from which five key issues were identified:
- Health Care
- Criminal Justice,
- and Food Accessibility.
These issues were researched to generate specific, immediate and concrete campaigns that were presented to the GCC Delegate Assembly for action.
As a GCC member, the Forest Hill Core Team worked with our congregation to choose which issue to research and act upon locally. Our team currently is focused on Gun Violence Reduction and Felony Over-Charging.
To get involved at any step in the process, see team leaders Jennifer Blakeney, Dick Obermanns or Diana Woodbridge.
For updates on various GCC initiatives, please follow the links below: