Write for Rights is Amnesty International’s largest annual Human Rights campaign, held throughout the fall to mark Human Rights Day on December 10th. Each year, we write letters to support people and help end other abuses, such as individuals who are wrongfully imprisoned for the peaceful expression of their beliefs or identity—people we call prisoners of conscience. Our Social Ministry Committee is sponsoring an opportunity for members of the congregation to write letters on behalf of, and personally to, prisoners of conscience.
In addition to the letter writing before worship on November 24th, there are letter-writing packets available to take home. Letters may be returned by Sunday, December 15 for an Offering of Letters you may mail the letters on your own.
As people of God, we have an opportunity and a responsibility to be a voice for those who have no voice by writing letters to let the oppressed go free. Through the power of collective action, these letters convince government officials to free people unjustly imprisoned and end other abuses. This year’s 2019 cases are all young people.
Please join us during the Advent time of waiting by speaking out on behalf of others. Thank you. For any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 802-649-3828.