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Compassion, Peace and Justice

Making God’s Community Livable For All

We invite you to watch this video and learn more about how the Compassion, Peace and Justice ministry works to reflect God’s intention for a just, peaceful, and compassionate world through it’s different programs and ministries.

Photograph of Sara Lisherness

Compassion, Peace and Justice

Sara Lisherness, Director

The Compassion, Peace and Justice ministry area helps Presbyterians respond to the needs of the world’s most vulnerable people, address injustice in all areas of life and advocate for peaceful solutions to conflict. This ministry area also provides disaster relief, direct service, capacity building and development assistance to marginalized communities nationally and around the world.   


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Bring your voice, your creativity and your passion to the social witness ministry of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). As believers called into the Reformed tradition’s long history of engagement with the world, find out how you  can get active in  campaigns, initiatives and partnerships  supported by the Presbyterian Mission Agency that further human rights and promote social and economic justice.  Learn more

Compassion, Peace and Justice Ministries


  • Dear Sara...What address should I use to send you a free sample of my book, Courage to Think Differently with a preface by Walter Brueggemann and Foreword by Frances Moore Lappe? Thank of Beyond Guilt that PCUSA bought 300 copies of years ago. by George Johnson on 01/14/2013 at 1:41 p.m.

  • "Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,for theirs is the kingdom of heaven(Matt5:10) Peace and Justice to all have to be practiced irrespective of caste,color,creed,age and sex. I am glad I am serving the Peacemaking Committee of the Presbytery of Philadelphia.Together we can acheive many things for God and the people who are being persecuted in many countries in particular India,Pakistan,Bangladesh and other countries.We have to pray and fight for the injustice to these people around the world. God will definately lead in this battle against those who are working to supress,oppress the Christians all over the world. Everybodys should pray and uphold the Missionaries,Preachers,lay persons and Organizations involved, and working for Peace and Justice. by Rev.P.Gabriel Devathala on 03/04/2011 at 11:59 a.m.

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