Systems Change/Economic Justice
Systems Change or Economic Justice is the struggle to bring about more just social systems in order to create a community characterized by peace and justice. Systems are the arrangements of power by which we relate to each other as human beings in our daily public lives. Health care, employment, banking and finance, transportation, housing, political participation, legal rights are all examples of systems that are critical to full human living. When these systems include and support, they bring life. When they exclude participation for a group or individual or when these systems exploit people, then these systems have become unjust and must be changed. This is the basis of GBM's 30-year history of community organizing. This work is often slow and extremely difficult, but God calls us to be faithful in the work for justice for all people, especially the most vulnerable and those with the least economic and social power.
Access to reliable, affordable public transportation for the Greater Birmingham area is a key priority for Greater Birmingham Ministries. Find out more here.
Health Care Crisis for Birmingham Homeless by Stefan Kertesz
Alabama Arise (www.alarise.com)
Arise is a Coalition of religious, community, and civic groups that promote state policies to improve the lives of low-income people.
Rosedale Community Revitalization Plan (2005)
- Text of 2005 Plan (pdf)
- RPC Housing Inventory Used in 2005 Plan (pdf)
- Community Housing Inventory used in 2005 Plan (pdf)
- Illustrative Plan used in 2005 Plan (pdf)
Rosedale Community Revitalization Plan - Revision (2007)