Social Justice

These organizations work to build awareness of issues that divide our communities as they relate to race, socio-economics, and justice.

Tennessee Justice for Our Neighbors

JFON welcomes immigrants by providing free or affordable immigration legal services, advocating for immigrant rights, and educating communities of faith and the public.
Service opportunities:

  • monthly clinics for intake
  • translations
  • interpretation
  • hospitality
  • child-care

Other needs include:
  • pro bono attorneys
  • grant writers
  • data entry
Find out more at JFON's website: tnjfon.org

Neighborhood Resource Center

The Neighborhoods Resource Center is a local nonprofit organization committed to working with neighborhoods to facilitate community-driven change. Their services include

  1. Neighborhood & Community Organizing
  2. Training & Leadership Development
  3. Information Services

Service opportunities:
  • board members
  • fundraising
  • Nashville neighborhoods celebration planning/implementation
  • administrative
Find out more at Neighborhood Resource Center's website: tnrc.net

Creation Care at West End Team Member

West End UMC’s Creation Care Team is committed to working toward appropriate care of God's creation. The team is a group of individuals taking action within the church to actively stimulate change within the congregation and community to reduce our carbon footprint and take a more positive role in stewardship of the environment.

Nashville Organized for Action and Hope (NOAH)

NOAH is a faith led coalition that is multi-racial and interdenominational comprised of congregations, community organizations, and labor unions that work to give voice to traditionally marginalized people. NOAH engages ordinary people in the political and economic decisions affecting their lives, acting as a unified voice for the faith and justice community to act on its values in the public arena. The best way to help is to participate.

Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (TADP)

Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty seek to honor life by abolishing Tennessee’s death penalty as they urge the state not to take a human life in our name. They work toward fulfilling their mission through education, grassroots organizing, and advocating a change in public policy.
Service opportunities:

  • Justice Day on the Hill
  • letter writing
  • vigils

Find out more at TADP's website: tennesseedeathpenalty.org

BURNT (Bring Urban Recycling to Nashville Today)

BURNT provides education and advocacy to areas of Tennessee affected by chronic polluters and landfills. BURNT seeks to provide alternative uses for solid waste that is safe for the community and environment and creates jobs by managing waste as a raw material for jobs and business.

For information or to get involved, go to the BURNT website: burnt615.org or contact West End member, Bruce Wood (BURNT.tn@gmail.com).