Equal Exchange: Living Out Matthew 25

As part of the Matthew 25 commitment, congregations and presbyteries pledge to embrace one or more of these three areas of focus:

  • Building congregational vitality by deepening and energizing our faith
    and growing as joyful leaders and disciples actively engaged with our
    community as we share the gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed.
  • Dismantling structural racism by fearlessly applying our faith to
    advocate and break down the systems, practices and thinking that
    underlie discrimination, bias, prejudice and oppression of people of color.
  • Eradicating systemic poverty by acting on our beliefs and working
    to change laws, policies, plans and structures in our society that
    perpetuate economic exploitation of people who are poor.

The Presbyterian Hunger Program is proud to partner with so many great organizations that allow Presbyterians to do just that as they actively engage in the world around us, so our faith comes alive and we wake up to new possibilities!

Equal Exchange and the Presbyterian Coffee Project are just one way that Presbyterians can engage Fair Trade as a way of living out Christ’s urgent call to be a church of action, where God’s love, justice and mercy shine forth and are contagious.

Learn how to get involved as a Matthew 25 church.

The work of the Presbyterian Hunger Program is possible thanks to your gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing.

2 Responses to “Equal Exchange: Living Out Matthew 25”

  1. Mary Arney

    Have any Matthew 25 churches taken on eco-justice/climate crises as one of its challenges?

    • Jessica Maudlin

      Hi Mary,
      Many Matthew 25 Churches are working on eco-justice/climate crisis issues as part of their commitments. The Earth Care Congregation certification program is one way that folks are living that out. Joining your states Interfaith Power and Light group as Cool Congregation, working with GreenFaith or even organizing other like minded congregations across your Presbytery are other ways of tackling these issues. If you’d like more information please feel free to contact me!


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