RISC is a coalition of about 22 Richmond area churches who work together to bring justice to RVA. UUCC joined RISC last summer. RISC has been working on 3 issues: Affordable Housing, Gun Violence Prevention, and Healthy Homes and Families. We’ve had some success, and some challenges this year. But in April, all the churches gather, along with local leaders, to use the power of the many to pressure the powerful to action.

Our support of RISC (Richmonders Involved to Strengthen Communities), a grassroots congregations-based organization, provides a blueprint for this type of collaborative work.