Long History of Public Witness

The congregation has a long history of commitment to social justice, beginning with its founders. They had been abolitionists before the war. They were supporters of women’s rights and women’s full inclusion in the life of the church. They supported temperance, seeing alcohol consumption as a threat to family life and temperance as a woman’s rights issue.  They worked for prison reform. They opposed the death penalty, as we members of this church oppose the death penalty today.




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