The James River Chapter is guided by these words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.”
It is the commitment of the James River Chapter [JRC] to harness the power of love to create policies and legislation in Virginia. We believe ordinary people can do extraordinary things when they have a passion for justice.
The James River Chapter invites all people of faiths and goodwill, living in the James City County, West Point, Williamsburg, Gloucester, Newport News, Suffolk and Hampton (west side of the HRBT) areas, to join us in our quest to ensure our legislators use the power of love to implement policies of justice.
Coming in 2023:
We will be joined again by returning special guest, Mike Martin, who is the author of “Beating Guns” and founder of RAWtools, Inc.
RAWtools, Inc. turns guns into garden tools, and teaches conflict resolution methods that use relationship, dialogue, and alternative means of justice as opposed to violence.
Past Events of Note
During the summer of 2022, our James River Chapter hosted our quarterly meeting over Zoom. The theme of this event was "Sowing Seeds of Justice as We Build the Beloved Community."
We were joined by special guest speakers including VICPP Executive Director Kim Bobo, and Mike Martin, who is the author of “Beating Guns” and founder of RAWtools, Inc. RAWtools, Inc. turns guns into garden tools, and teaches conflict resolution methods that use relationship, dialogue, and alternative means of justice as opposed to violence.
Our attendees and participants were so moved by the presentation at this meeting that they asked for us to share the recording of the meeting. You can watch on YouTube by CLICKING HERE.
Partner Faith Communities in the James River Chapter
St. John's Church of God in Christ
St. Stephen Lutheran Church
Williamsburg United Methodist Church
Williamsburg Unitarian Universalists