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
Climate Team Statement on Repeal of HB 6
Church/State Team testifies against HB 164
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
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
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