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Ending Spiritual and Physical Hunger: Museum of Social Justice (Urban Foundation)

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The California-Pacific Conference’s vision: Ending Spiritual and Physical Hunger resonates and inspires the laity and clergy of our area to give, lead, and serve in new and exciting ways. Each week we will share a video from one of our churches that is living into the vision. Many of the examples and expressions of grace, connection, and service have been realized and grown exponentially during the pandemic and subsequent seasons.  

This week we feature Museum of Social Justice in Los Angeles, California. You are invited to share this video with your congregation, study group, and broader network. Consider how your ministry might further express and move toward the vision. 

The United Methodist Museum of Social Justice is housed on the lower level of the historic La Plaza United Methodist Church. The museum is a community asset that is open to the public so that others can learn of the rich history of Los Angeles and the people who now call it home. The museum exhibits are curated and presented by a cadre of volunteers who range from activists, painters, poets, educators, and musicians. The museum is set in a space hallowed by Methodists since the formation of El Pueblo, launched Goodwill Industries in the region, and was Conference Headquarters until the mid-1950s to reveal the many contradictions and joys that make Los Angeles what it is.