God calls us to action-and that action arises from our worship, where we come to understand that God calls us to both charity and justice:
Since there will never cease to be some in need on the earth, I therefore command you, "Open your hand to the poor and needy neighbor in your land." Deut. 15:11, NRSV
Take away from me the noise of your songs; I will not listen to the melody of your harps. But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. Amos 5:23-24, NRSV
This month, we invite you and your congregation to respond to the growing HIV/AIDS pandemic. "Generations at Risk" <http://www.mcc.org/aids/index.html> is a 10-year, multi-million dollar initiative of Mennonite Central Committee. The resources found on this site will help you balance your acts of compassion with your acts of justice seeking.
Other things you can do:
Write your legislators, with help from Third Way Café <http://www.thirdway.com/wv/article.asp?ID=307>.
Use special resources from "Generations at Risk" <http://www.mcc.org/aids/resources/index.html> to ground your action in worship and the Word.