Economic Justice

True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it is not haphazard and superficial. It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring. — The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Shared Interest is a social investment fund which guarantees South African bank loans to community development financially engaged in South Africa's...

Oikocredit is a worldwide financial institution that promotes global justice by empowering disadvantaged people with credit. For more than 30 years,...

First Church is active as a leader and supporter of the socially responsible investing movement, offering encouragement and education to its congregants and...

The Alternative Christmas Fair is held one Sunday during Advent each year as a benefit for First Church ministries and local justice aorganizations. The...

The First Church Shelter, located in the  basement of our church building, co-funded by First Church in Cambridge and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, has served dinner to fourteen guests every night for the last thirty years. The vast majority...

Volunteer signups are underway for the Friday Café! The Friday Café is a weekly community gathering space, where neighbors experiencing homelessness and food insecurity can relax and eat. It’s also a place of encounter, where people can get to...