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 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.

CARE for God’s Creation

  • Protect God’s earth so future generations may experience its beauty and its bounty
  • Support food production that coincides with living in harmony with God’s creation
  • Challenge systems that put profit ahead of health, safety and the environment
  • Inspire and equip Presbyterians to work for eco-justice in their local communities

SPEAK Truth in Love to Power

  • Protect children from all forms of abuse
  • End human trafficking
  • Amplify the voices of those society marginalizes
  • Challenge systems of oppression and discrimination
  • Stand with those who seek livable wages

END Poverty and Hunger

  • Empower people to forge their own path
  • Work for long-term solutions to systemic poverty and injustice
  • Provide opportunities for Presbyterians to join the greater faith community in action
  • Support training and capacity-building programs
  • Support better education for all children

RESTORE Communities Impacted by Disaster

  • Help those who help others
  • Care for communities impacted by crises and catastrophic events
  • Focus on long-term recovery
  • Provide training and disaster preparedness for presbyteries and synods

Promote PEACE and Conflict Resolution

  • Inspire new approaches to active peacemaking
  • Equip God’s people to be compassionate and prophetic peacemakers
  • Help communities of peace take action to transform the world

Follow Christ to the Ends of the EARTH

  • Share the good news of Christ’s love to the far reaches of the world
  • Care for those who suffer for their faith

The ministries of Compassion, Peace and Justice are supported by your contributions to the Presbyterian Mission Agency through your local congregation:

We appreciate your support!

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

Confront the “isms” Poster

While there is no “right way” to challenge all of the “isms” we face, here are a few suggestions to consider– both personal and congregational.

The Global Crisis for People Who Are LGBT and Their Families: A Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Response

The publication of this resource fulfills a commissioner resolution adopted by the 221st General Assembly (2014) directing that it be delivered to mid councils for study and action. It responds to the situation in “eighty-one countries where homosexuality is illegal, [and where] God’s global family includes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people who face persecution for simply being who they are, for whom they love, and with whom they create a family.” This resource is intended to raise awareness and prompt compassionate action on behalf of the PC(USA).

Tread Lightly for Lent

The Lent 2017 daily reflection- action calendar, “Tread Lightly for Lent,” is now available. The calendar was created by the Presbyterian Hunger Program’s Environmental Ministries and Enough for Everyone offices. In Lent, we reflect on Christ’s ministry, death, and resurrection. We slow down, take time, and examine our internal spiritual lives and the way we… Read more »

PHP Post Winter 2016

Faithful Living In this issue… A Prayer for Advent Faithful Witness: Standing Rock Faithful Eating: Christian Food Addicts? Faithful Travel: learn about the The Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation …and more!
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