Rev. Brittany Graves, American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) associate coordinator of Public Witness & Advocacy, is no stranger to working among marginalized groups via local and international service projects and speaking about issues of injustice in ministry contexts and at conferences. Furthermore, she was an executive pastor at a church that operates a nonprofit that serves the local homeless community.
“It means the world to me to empower people to use their voices and stand up for injustice,” she says. “I believe creating safe space to share our experiences will change the world.”
She seeks to build on the advocacy component present within ABHMS since its inception.
“It is my goal to join forces with faith leaders, clergy, creatives and nonprofits to speak up on pressing issues of injustice, providing inclusive language and creative storytelling to bring allies and supporters along in fulfilling the work of justice and advocacy.
Graves was a fellow with the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty.