Compassion, Peace and Justice

 


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“Your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to live in.”—Isaiah 58:12

The Compassion, Peace & Justice (CPJ) ministry engages with Presbyterians and partners across the U.S. and internationally to:

  • End poverty and hunger
  • Restore communities impacted by disaster
  • Promote peace and transform cultures of violence
  • Promote solidarity with people
  • Promote solidarity with Creation

 

Embracing the invitation to be a Matthew 25 church, our ministry area works to eradicate poverty, end systemic racism and bring tangible resources to impacted communities. We ask, “When did we see you, Lord?” as we accompany the imprisoned, oppressed and vulnerable, and seek to honor and protect all Creation.

Responding to the actions of the General Assembly, we support congregational and mid council vitality, equipping the church as it acts compassionately and prophetically in challenging times. We do this through accompaniment, advocacy, grant-making and community-centered development that is guided by global humanitarian standards.

Collaboration with mid-council networks, congregations and other ecumenical and interfaith partners is crucial to our work.

Compassion, Peace & Justice is made up of 10 ministries:

CPJ work is supported by the Pillars of the Church and these Special Offerings:

  • One Great Hour of Sharing
  • Peace and Global Witness
  • Pentecost Offering

To learn more, visit specialofferings.pcusa.org

To connect with grantee partners from One Great Hour of Sharing-supported ministries, visit pcusa.org/oghsmap

Compassion, Peace & Justice Ministry Programs

 

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

Presbyterian Health, Education and Welfare Association (PHEWA)

Presbyterian Hunger Program

Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations

Presbyterian Office of Public Witness

Presbyterian Peacemaking Program

Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People

Office of Faith-Based Investing and Corporate Engagement

Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy (ACSWP)

 

Resources

Curriculum for Peace Church Discernment In the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

This curriculum includes a collection of resources to engage in study and discernment around the challenges of violence, militarism, and war.  It can be customized based on the needs of your congregation or study group.  It opens with an overview that outlines the resources and suggested study plan. As you engage with these materials, we… Read more »
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