Justice

"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any."

- Alice Walker -

Jesus was highly political.  He told the rich that it was the poor who were blessed.  He criticized the King as a fox.  He spoke strong words to both religious and government leaders when they were uncaring toward the needy and oppressed. He spoke and acted boldly, but always with compassion and with a desire that all would live as one.  

At Broadway we put both our words and our actions into practice as we live out our faith in community - always leading with love.  We invite you to join us.  Below are a few ways we work together for justice. 

Dismantling Racism

We start with the necessary affirmation that Black Lives Matter.  We know that systemic racism impacts the wellbeing of our Black and Brown siblings in almost every aspect of life—from healthcare to the wealth gap to disproportionate incarceration to housing discrimination. We also acknowledge that dismantling racism requires white members of our community to sit with their discomfort and work through feelings of shame, guilt, and fear.   Racism and white supremacy are antithetical to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and its effects have kept us from the Beloved Community that God desires for us all.  

At Broadway we  are on an anti-racist journey and together we will have conversations and have faith, trusting that the God who created us to live as one will unite us in love to dismantle racism.

Reproductive Justice

Structural racism, reproductive coercion, and social and financial disadvantage serve as challenges to woman seeking comprehensive contraceptive information and access.   Path4You provides both online and in-person reproductive health and contraceptive education to women, and access to no cost to patient birth  control.  
Go to www.path4you.org for more information.

Creation Care

The late Broadway member, John Gibson, co-founded Earth Charter Indiana in 2001.  We continue to build on his legacy through participation in environmental stewardship and advocacy with the Earth Charter, Hoosier Interfaith Power & Light, and Teter Organic Farm.   We demand Indiana make an immediate  shift to a clean energy future for the benefit of us all, and to protect the beauty of our planet.     

“Nature is the one song of praise that never stops singing.”

- Richard Rohr -

Voting Rights

We support free and fair elections where every vote counts.  We oppose any law that seeks to suppress, discourage, or limit access for voters.  We actively engage with our Indiana legislators to encourage them to support voter protections for all people.

Legislative Contact Information: 
Call Governor Eric Holcomb at 317-232-4567
Call U. S. Senator Mike Braun at 317-882-8240
Call U. S. Senator Todd Young at 317-226-6700
Call U. S. Representative Andre Carson at 317-283-6516

LGBTQIA+ Inclusion

Broadway is part of the Reconciling Ministries Network and Room For All Coalition of Indiana which are organizations seeking the full inclusion of LGBTQIA+ persons in the life and ministry of the United Methodist Church.

We choose to live together now as the Beloved Community God desires as a witness to what ultimately we hope will become the official position of the United Methodist Church.  We also partner with Indy Pride, The Pride of Indy Band, and The Indianapolis Men's Chorus.

Immigrant Welcome

Our faith calls us to care for immigrants.  We support compassionate immigration policies, a pathway to citizenship, and refugee resettlement.  

We partner with the following local organizations:
Cosecha Indiana
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/cosechaHoosier/

Immigrant Welcome Center
 Visit: https://www.immigrantwelcomecenter.org/

The Indiana Undocumented Youth Alliance
Visit: https://www.iuya.org/

Exodus Refugee
Visit: www.exodusrefugee.org 

“The cost of doing nothing is not nothing.”

- Elijah Cummings -