We oppose violence, war, and injustice. We actively work for peace and justice in Tampa and beyond, and have done so since 1885.
“Peace is the fruit of justice.”
That is an old Latin American saying. In order to have peace, there must be a foundation of justice. Since our founding in 1885, we have been a voice for social justice in Tampa and beyond.
In the 1930s, our pastor, Rev. Walter Metcalf, led the movement to reform the Tampa Police Department and the city hall in the wake of a brutal killing of political reformers.
In the 1960s, women of the church formed the PIE Group (“People Integrating Eating”), sitting with African-American women waiting to be served in area restaurants.
Our Social Action Committee helped lead vigils for peace in the build-up of war with Iraq.
We are currently working ecumenically to address the problem of gun violence that is plaguing our country.
We continue to work together to bring justice and peace to our community, our nation, and our world. As a “Peace with Justice” church, we strive to make a difference in the lives of those who experience injustice, exclusion, discrimination, violence, oppression, or intolerance.