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St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, New Hope Celebrates host the annual 'Service for Justice'


St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, New Hope, will once again host the annual Service for Justice during New Hope Pride, at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 19, to help ground the week in its origins as a social justice movement for equality for all people.

While many see strides in LGBTQ+ rights on national levels regarding marriage equality, the real challenge has now become local with regard to student rights in schools, parents’ roles, school board policy, and community responses. Bucks County has been the center of this debate with several high-profile news stories and has in many ways become the epicenter of the debate.

St. Philip’s hopes this event will be one which will explore the facts around these issues and how it is affecting local schools, teachers, and students. Time will also be spent in organizing and creating a response to the present situation. This event is co-hosted by New Hope Celebrates, Inc. PrideFest 2022.

The service will be led by the Rev. Michael Ruk with special guest speakers, at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 10 Chapel Road, New Hope (Solebury Township).

The event is free and the public is welcome. For information, call 267-897- 3050 or visit