Social Justice At Northaven
Northaven was founded in 1955 and grew steadily through the 1950s and early 1960s, establishing itself as a church of vital worship and preaching and social outreach. Such notable theologians as Paul Tillich, John A. T. Robinson, and Schubert Ogden gave lectures at Northaven and led the community into deeper understandings of the Christian faith and life.
Many people in the church took a vigorous stand against the war in Vietnam during the late 1960s and early 1970s, once again making Northaven a distinctive congregation within the city of Dallas. In 1998, Northaven voted to become the 148th church to join the national network of churches called the Reconciling Congregation Program (now called The Reconciling Ministries Network) all devoted to making the United Methodist Church more inclusive and affirming of the LGBTQ+ community.
Today, Northaven leads and partners with many progressive, socially minded ministries and partners working for a living wage, a greener planet, equality, civil rights and comprehensive justice reform led by our Church In Society group.