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Christ Church, Durham Parish – "Old Durham"

Established 1661  – Chartered 1692

"Feeding Souls Since 1661"

Social Justice

The catechism of the Book of Common Prayer tells us that the mission of the Church is

“to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ,”

and that the Church lives out this mission

“as it prays and worships, proclaims the Gospel, and promotes justice, peace, and love.”

The pursuit of a world that more closely reflects God’s dream for it –

thy Kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven

– is central to basic Christian discipleship and the identity of all who are baptized.

From the Introduction to the OGR Policy for Action 2016 policies of The Episcopal Church
reflects the breadth of our Church’s witness on a variety of subjects local
and global. Each has been adopted through the deliberation of the triennial
General Convention or the Executive Council, the interim legislative
authority of The Episcopal Church between Conventions.

From the Introduction to the OGR Policy for Action 2016

Bishop Mariann Budde

Reconciliation lies at the heart of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; it is simultaneously that which we long for, and that which remains elusive.

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​Worship with us on Sunday Morning 10:30 am

– Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, March 2016

8700 Ironsides Rd. Nanjemoy, MD 20662


Bishop Mariann Budde

OGR Policy for Action 2018

Our Parish stands as one with the Diocese of Washington and the National Church on the principles of Social Justice that they have defined in the summaries that follow.  We agree with and support these positions on Social Justice.

There are 2 links  to the National Church.  The first link is to their document Policy for Action 2018 and can be found in two references below.  The second link is to The Office of  Government Relations (OGR) and is a button on the OGR icon.

At the National Church, a document by the Office of Government Relations (OGR) on Policy for Action 2018 best describes the beliefs and goals of the Episcopal Church.​​

OGR Policy for Action 2016

But let justice roll down like waters,
and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.
Amos 5:24

And what does the LORD require of you? 
To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
Micah 6:8

Striving for justice isn’t optional for Christians—Jesus was clear about that. Justice is a form of love, ensuring the dignity and well being of all God’s people...  

God places the call to strive for justice on every Christian’s heart...  

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"The New Testament tells us that we are to participate in the life of the polis, in the life of our society — the principle on which Christians must vote is the principle, Does this look like love of neighbor?"