Our Social Actions Ministries
Our vision is a future where the Church puts their faith in action, and becomes the lead driving force for social justice.
The Social Actions Ministry empowers the members of MSBC to participate in changing their community by providing information and programming that addresses current issues in social justice and education.
The IMPACT (Social Actions) Ministry serves as the church's voice regarding social issues. The Ministry seeks to keep social issues at the forefront by heightening the congregation's social awareness.
LAST UPDATED : Monday, June 5, 2017
85% of students in Maryland attend public schools. Students who attend private schools come from wealthier families, with private school families earning an average 64% higher income Maryland's overall graduation rate is 87%, which is above the national average
Baltimore is the state's largest city with the highest police department killing rates per capita, with 100% of the people killed by police in Baltimore City were black. Black people are 2.2 times more likely to be killed by police than their white counterparts.
If there is a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act, 339,000 people in Maryland (or 5.6% of the population) are estimated to lose coverage, where as 476,000 people (or 7.9% of the population) will lose coverage with a partial repeal.
If all undocumented immigrants in Maryland were deported, Maryland would lose $15.3 billion in economic activity, $6.8 billion in GSP and 73,627 jobs.
In 2016, the Maryland legislature passed a law requiring implementation of electronic voter registration systems on or before July 1, 2017. The new law expands electronic registration to a number of agencies that are already required to register voters—such as the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, local departments of social services, and mobility certification offices. It also expands voter registration to the state’s One-Stop Career Centers, which help match Maryland job seekers with businesses looking to hire.
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The TOOLS The MSBC Social Actions Ministry routinely researches grassroots social justice and advocacy resources to identify useful tools for citizens to hold elected officials accountable for their issue positions and legislative actions. This is as important as the exerciser of your voice in the voting booth.