Our Purpose:

Our Diversity and Social Justice Team is committed to helping people go deeper into the issues of mission, mercy, and justice by addressing systemic causes of injustice and issues related to living our Christian faith in our culture and society. The Team has committed to focus in five areas:
  • Environment/God’s Creation
  • Immigration
  • Interfaith work
  • LGBTQ+ Concerns and Welcome
  • Mental Health
They also partner with other groups within and outside the church to impact issues like gun violence or anti-racism.  To learn more about our work or get involved, contact Team Leaders Jean Streeter or Jill Griffin.

Prayers for Peace

The Social Justice/Diversity Team joins with the Council of Bishops and the Northwest Suburban Interfaith Clergy asking for continued prayers for peace in the Middle East and condemnation of hatred against people of all faiths.

Pill Bottle Collection Drive Update

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Kingswood pill bottle recycling campaign! During the five weeks of collection efforts, 735 pill bottles were collected from both campuses! These containers were not only kept out of landfills, but were sent to Matthew 25: Ministries, which packages medications sent to hospitals and clinics in developing countries.

At this time, the 2023 campaign has ended.  However, due to the overwhelming response, we will hold another drive in 2024. We encourage everyone to continue to collect and clean their pill containers until an announcement is made next year!  Thank you for supporting this ministry and for continuing to care for God's creation and for others.

Gun Violence Panel Discussion

On October 11, the Diversity/Social Justice Team sponsored a panel discussion for community members to stay informed about gun violence.  Our featured panelists included Buffalo Grove Police Officer Malcolm Baker and Lt. Tara Anderson, Sheri Williams from Moms Demand Action, and Dan Didech, Illinois State Rep. D-59.   The entire program can be viewed here.