Critical Global Initiative: Reconciliation

Campaign: Speak Up! Stop Sexual Violence

“All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.”  2 Corinthians 5:18 

first_director_of_the_cbca_dept_of_women_and_families_now_a_trauma_healing_trainer_for_the_church_photo_jeff_boydAs part of World Mission’s call to address violence around the world, we invite individuals and congregations to consider engaging more deeply in God’s work of reconciliation in cultures of violence, including our own. Reconciliation is the heart of the Gospel message. We follow Jesus, the great reconciler, when we build ministries of reconciliation in our broken world.

Reconciliation is an active process of restoring broken relationship, healing relationship, and ultimately joining God in co-creating a just and peace-full world. Reconciliation is the intention of heart and hands, mind and spirit. It can be personal, political, or social.

At this time, Presbyterian World Mission is working with mission coworkers and global partners to engage Presbyterians in a campaign to stop sexual violence. We believe this to be one of the most pervasive issues across cultures, both in the United States and across the world that we are being called to address.

What can you do?

Advocate for your congregations to prioritize Courageous Conversations, a PC(USA) call to stop sexual violence by preaching, teaching or holding a service of healing during the month of October. For more information, click here.

Like the Speak Up! Stop Sexual Violence Facebook page and get involved in the discussion.

The Reconciliation blog is live! Subscribe to the Reconciliation Stop Sexual Violence – Speak Up! blog to learn more about the campaign.

Contact: Stephanie Caudill, or call her at 800-728-7228 x5279.

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