|Date||Sunday, August 4, 2019 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM|
Michael Ramos, Executive Director
Two Feet of Social Justice
While churches significantly engage in direct service, including feeding people who are hungry and shelter people experiencing homelessness, the work of social change is critically important to get at the underlying conditions that create poverty and injustice. Come explore ways to educate, advocate and organize and join with faith communities to work for the common good. We will examine how the Church Council is exploring addressing some key issues, homelessness and immigrant justice, in the Puget Sound Region.
Michael Ramos, Executive Director of the Church Council of Greater Seattle, connects congregations in King and South Snohomish counties, empowering them in working toward God’s shalom. He has worked on ecumenical community building for two decades and enjoys connecting spirituality with social justice. At the Church Council, confronting homelessness, immigration accompaniment and reform, and building a living wage future have been his central commitments with faith communities throughout the region. Michael served as Director of Latino Ministries for the Catholic Diocese in Oakland in the mid-1990s before moving back to Seattle with his wife, Donna, and their two (now-grown) daughters. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Seattle University. After growing up and going to college in New York City, Michael came to the Pacific Northwest thirty years ago.