More than just a day: Local church resources for life long justice work

January 12, 2023 | by Admin

More than just a day: Local church resources for life long justice work


Human Relations Day is a denomination wide Special Sunday designed to celebrate and raise awareness to further the development of better human relations by involving congregations in community and youth outreach. A special offering taken the Sunday before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Gifts received for the offering build King’s vision of “the beloved community” through programs such as Community Developers and United Methodist Voluntary Services and Youth Offender Rehabilitation Programs. Churches are encouraged to donate through their local churches or give online.

Click here for a Human Relations Day FAQ.

Click here for pastor and lay leader resources. 

In California-Nevada, we strive to make the ideals remembered on these calendared days a life long practice. We are particularly mindful of Dr. King's life and legacy, and work to carry on this legacy through liberating justice work that recognizes all human beings as whole persons, siblings and children of God.

This year, step up your commitment and get involved in your community, in your conference and join in the living legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.