Regional, national, and international organizations
Blacksburg Friends Meeting participates in or follows these organizations with interest. We do not necessarily agree with all of their statements or activities.
American Civil Liberties Union – Advocates applying the U.S. Constitution to ensure, social justice, freedom of speech, separation of church and state, and other rights.
Amnesty International – International human rights organization with a focus on political prisoners.
Blacksburg Ministerial Association
Blacksburg Refugee Partnership – Assists refugees with settling in Blacksburg.
Coalition for Justice (Blacksburg) – Local organization active on a range of social social justice issues.
Dialog on Race – Local organization that facilitates relations between racial groups.
Fellowship of Reconciliation – National organization “Working for peace & justice through nonviolence since 1915.”
Friends of the Earth – National organization for environmental education and action.
Interfaith Food Pantry – Local organization that collects and distributes food for low income households.
Montgomery County Christmas Store – Provides Christmas gifts for low income families.
Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program – Provides emergency assistance for low income households.
NAACP of Montgomery County — Radford City — Floyd County – Engages in many regional community service programs.
New River Community Action – Offers programs “To promote and support the well-being and self-reliance of individuals, families, and communities.”
Ngeta Foundation – “Provides financial support for the Mordeliza Academy,” an elementary school in rural Kenya.
One Virginia 2021 – Advocates non-partisan redistricting following the 2020 census.
Platform (London) – “Art, activism, education, research” on fossil fuel extraction and delivery. Includes research into the distribution of Virginia’s coal.
Plowshare Peace and Justice Center (Plowshares) – Regional program advocating non-violent action for social justice.
The Sentencing Project (Washington, D.C.) – National organization that advocates fair sentencing and alternatives to incarceration.
Tshampa Foundation – “A nonprofit organization based in Virginia, USA dedicated to social, educational, and religious services to the people of Mustang, Nepal.”
Virginia Cares (Virginia Community Re-Entry System) – Assists newly released convicts with the return to civilian life.
Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy – Organization that lobbies the Virginia legislature on social justice legislation.
Women’s Resource Center of the New River Valley – “Help end sexual and domestic violence in the New River Valley.”