We believe, the church can be and should be a place to strategize. We should do more than just come to worship, we should plan how we can work together to make sure that God's love and justice is at work in the world. At Beloved Community Church, the Cincinnati Liberation Fund is one way that we strategize, organize, and mobilize to help manifest God's love and justice.
About the Liberation Fund.
The Cincinnati Liberation Fund began as the Cincinnati Bail Fund. It was launched in the wake of the egregious murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police when people all around the world took to the streets to protest senseless and racism police brutalities. Here in Cincinnati, thousands of protesters were unjustly arrested for exercising their first amendment rights. In addition to demanding that the City of Cincinnati drop the charges against these individuals, we immediately began working with the National Bail Fund to create a local fund to ensure that no individual was stuck in jail unnecessarily for protesting. For us, this is what it means to create a Beloved Community. It means, moving to action with a commitment to aligning with those working for justice and the liberation of oppressed people.
The Cincinnati Liberation Fund is an expansion of the vision of the Cincinnati Bail Fund. Through the Liberation Fund we harness the power of Ujima to help foster beloved community. In addition to continuing our bail fund efforts, the Liberation Fund includes the Everette Cork Scholarship which provides college scholarships to Cincy area students and the Jubilee Fund which helps to alleviate indebtedness among Black women who have experienced incarceration.
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