Social Justice

Deeply embedded in the core values of Congregation Beth Adam is respect for the inherent worth of all people.
We are committed to acting upon this core principle through ongoing social action & social justice projects.
Currently our Social Action/Social Justice Committee is focused on two long-term initiatives addressing
Separation of Church & State and Climate Change.


Click here to read our September 2021 Update to Beth Adam Members


Religious freedom exists and is maintained for all Americans, particularly religious minorities, by respecting the constitutional principle of Separation of Church & State. Through education and advocacy Beth Adam will push back against the weakening of this separation. As James Madison stated: “Religion flourishes in greater purity without the aid of government.”

In a world where help does not come from elsewhere, we all have a duty to care for the planet and help those in need. Beth Adam is committed to taking action to mitigate the climate crisis and the vast human suffering it threatens to cause. Our work addresses climate change through education, personal responsibility, and advocacy with our political leaders.

Separation of Church - State

Ohio Legislature

Climate Team Statement on Repeal of HB 6


Church/State Team testifies against HB 164


Past Events


Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021
Jane Harf of Green Energy

Ohio speaks on climate change


click here to see Jane Harf's presentation


Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021
Author Andrew Seidel speaks on

separation of church and state

Reading Group


Past Titles:


Hope Matters by Elin Kelsey


The Color of Water by James McBride


The Overstory by Richard Powers


The Good News Club by Katherine Stewart


We Are The Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer


The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism is Un-American by Andrew Seidel

Upcoming Events


Attend in-person or on Zoom. (Mask and proof of vaccination required for in-person attendees.)


Sunday, Oct. 10 @ 10:00 am
Author Katherine Stewart speaks about the rise and impact of Christian Nationalism.


Sunday, Nov. 14 @ 10:00 am
Colleen McSwiggin of the Cincinnati Recycling and Reuse Hub speaks on "Conscious Consumerism, Climate Change and the 8 Rs of Sustainability: Easy Things You Can Do to Help Save the World".

Social Justice Videos Or Audios

Sustainability, Climate Change and Social Justice

Jonathan Levy, PhD


Downloadable - Audio

Nature and Coping with the Pandemic

Jeff Corney, Ex. Dir., Cinti Nature Center


Downloadable - Audio

Past Social Justice Events and Speakers

Click HERE to see a listing of past events and speakers