“Democracy transformed from thin paper to thick action is the greatest form of government on earth.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr
Sacred Activism Ministry
East Bay Church of Religious Science (EBCRS), a Center for Spiritual Living, has a history of providing quality services to our congregation, residents of Oakland and surrounding communities through its various Ministries. In July 2020 the Sacred Activism Ministry (SAM) was launched to expand programs and services of EBCRS to empower and uplift residents of Oakland and neighboring communities.
Our Core Values
- Spiritual Living
- Financial Health and Prosperity
- Transformation and Evolution
- Diversity and Inclusivity
- Open Communications
- Shared Servant Leadership
Sacred Activism 7 Pillars
Community Engagement focuses on building relationships and viable partnerships with civic, non-profit and religious organizations throughout the City of Oakland, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Our goal is to expand the consciousness of love and unity through collaboration, prayer, direct support and direct services.
Civic Engagement includes non-partisan voter education and registration. The focus is educating citizens on the functions of local and regional government and encouraging participation as Spiritual Citizens.
Outreach to Sidewalk Communities: This program serves individuals and families who are living on the street, in tents, vehicles, etc. Food, hygiene kits, and clothing are provided on a regular basis.
This component focuses on teaching the principles of restorative justice and how they are applied in maintaining healthy communities for our children, elders and families.
The mission of the EBCRS Health & Wellness Ministry is to promote healthy lifestyle choices and practices to enhance the quality of life for congregants. It includes COVID-19 prevention education.
Our Diversity and Inclusion component focuses on expanding our knowledge and understanding of the meaning and application of diversity and inclusion principles and practices in all areas of our lives.
This component focuses on education and training about environmental issues, the impact they have on all of us and what proactive measures we can take to have environmentally safe and healthy communities.
Event was held on September 21, 2020
Hosted by League of Women Voters, who gave the Pros and Cons of the November Ballot Measures
Event was held on Tuesday, September 29, 2020
City of Oakland Civics 101 Workshop was held on September 29, 2020
City of Richmond Civics 101 Workshop was held on October 1, 2020
City of Berkeley Civics 101 Workshop was held on October 6, 2020
City of Pittsburg Civics 101 Workshop was held on October 8, 2020
City of Hayward Civics 101 Workshop was held on October 13, 2020