“HOPE has two beautiful daughters. Their names are Anger and Courage; Anger at the way things are, and Courage to see that they do not remain as they are.”
We have HOPE for justice!
HOPE is a multi-issue, grassroots, community organization consisting of 25 multicultural and interfaith member congregations throughout Hillsborough County. HOPE is a non-partisan, private, non-profit, 501(c) 3, tax-exempt, community organization founded and incorporated in the State of Florida in 1988.
HOPE’s mission is to promote justice, fairness, and the dignity of people, by engaging and training people to responsibly and successfully act together to hold officials accountable to improve the systems affecting the quality of life in our communities. We do that by:
Training residents to identify common community problems experienced by families and neighbors
Meeting with local experts and decision-makers to better understand the problems and identify long-term solutions
Take action to hold decision-makers accountable to implement the long-term systemic solutions
Our faith traditions call us to do justice.
HOPE gives congregations a vehicle to work together to respond to that call.
“What does God require of you, but to do justice, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?”
“You tithe your mint, dill, and cumin, yet you have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith.
These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.”
“Be just, for this is close to righteousness…”
Unitarian Universalist Principle
“Affirm and promote… justice, equity and compassion in human relations.”