Living Our Beliefs—Resources

Elected officials on the local, regional, state, and federal levels that represent zip code 11768 (Northport, NY)

United Methodist Church (UMC) general social justice resources

Church and Society

UMC Social Principles

UMC Civil and Human Rights

New York Justice for Our Neighbors (NY JFON), facilitating legal services for immigrants.

Other faith-based organizations

Methodist Federation for Social Action (A network of chapters, communities, churches, and individuals that believe Christian faith calls us to work toward a more justice-filled church, nation, and world.)

Long Island-based organizations

Long Island Progressive Coalition

Long Island Network for Change (LINC)

Huntington Anti-Bias Task Force

Suffolk County Interfaith Anti-Bias Task Force

NYO2 Indivisible: Website; Facebook page

Young Long Island for Justice: Website; Facebook page

Hofstra Univ. Center for “Race,” Culture, and Social Justice

Long Island Activists

Long Island United to Transform Policing and Community Safety

Long Island Activists for Police Accountability (LIAPA)

Other social justice and criminal justice resources

Not in Our Town (NOIT), a grass-roots movement to resist hatred.

Citizen Action of New York

Releasing Aging People in Prison (RAPP): working to end mass incarceration and promote racial justice through the release from prison of older and aging people and those serving long and life sentences. 

The Sentencing Project

Prosecutor Impact

Dream Corps: Advancing solutions that inspire action, serve justice, and improve people’s lives.

National Action Network

UMC resources for understanding and combatting racism

End Racism: Statement and links to events and resources

UMC Religion and Race

Other resources for understanding and combatting racism

Black Lives Matter

Erase Racism NY — Regional movement focusing on policy issues affecting discrimination.

Brief overview of white privilege and structural racism

Deconstructing White Privilege (video with Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility)

“What is Owed” by Nikole Hannah Jones in The New York Times Magazine

What is White Privilege, Really? — From the organization Teaching Tolerance

100 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

I interrupted a racist joke — A short, powerful video posted by Paul Scanlon, Senior Pastor of the Abundant Life Church, Bradford, England, and founder of Abundant Life Ministries.

Newsday report of its investigation into unfair housing practices on Long Island.

“As a Young Black Man” — Video testimonial from an 18-year-old cycling coach in the Pacific Northwest