Compassion, Peace and Justice


“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

To connect with grantee partners from One Great Hour of Sharing-supported ministries, visit

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)



PHP Post Spring 2021

In the PHP & Matthew 25 issue… Land is the basis of freedom Fighting colonialism and poverty globally A Peaceful Path Poster: The Presbyterian Hunger Program and Matthew 25 Download the PHP & Matthew 25 poster

Commitment to Peacemaking (Spanish)

El Compromiso con la Labor de Paz fue presentado en la Iglesia Presbiteriana (EE. UU.) en 1983. Desde entonces, más de 4,500 congregaciones y otros grupos han afirmado este compromiso y lo han utilizado para dar forma a ministerios fieles y creativos de paz y justicia.

Commitment to Peacemaking (Korean)

1983년 미국 장로교는 ‘평화 증진에의 헌신’을 도입하였다. 그 이후로 4,500개 이상의 교회와 기관들이 이를 받아들여 사용하였고, 신실하고 창의적인 평화와 정의의 사역을 이루었다.

Seeking to be Faithful Together: Guidelines for Presbyterians in Times of Disagreement (Korean)

제 204차 총회(1992)는 총회 자체를 위해서 본 지침서를 채택했을 뿐 아니라, 미국장로교 교회나 산하기관에서도 갈등과 불일치가 일어날 때 사용하도록 했다. 이 지침은 서로 다름을 성장과 은혜와 이해의 기회로 바꾸는 방식을 단순명료하게 보여주고 있다. 이 지침을 사용한다고 해서 갈등 발생 자체를 막을 수는 없다. 하지만, 개방적이고 유용하며 건설적인 분위기를 형성하여, 사랑 안에서 차이점을 이야기하고 서로 다름을… Read more »
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