Richmonders Involved to Strengthen our Communities (RISC) is a grassroots congregation-based organization comprising diverse congregations throughout the Greater Richmond region. With 22 diverse member congregations, RISC represents over 5,000 citizens in Richmond city, Henrico and Chesterfield counties. RISC unites the community across socioeconomic, racial, geographic, and denominational backgrounds, including Protestant, Unitarian, and Jewish faith traditions.
Across our faith traditions, we are called to seek justice - holding those in power accountable for the fair treatment of all people, especially the poor and oppressed. One person, or even one congregation, cannot hold our public officials accountable alone. Through RISC, we build the power of organized people to achieve a just community. Our mission is to build a powerful community of racially, religiously, and socioeconomically diverse congregations who address the root causes of injustice in the Greater Richmond Region.