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About Compassion Peace & Justice

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

End poverty and hunger as we:

  • Assist and accompany vulnerable communities working to improve their lives
  • Support education, training and capacity-building programs
  • Work for long-term solutions to systemic poverty and injustice
  • Listen to, amplify the voices of partners and join in action toward these goals

Restore communities impacted by disaster as we:

  • Partner with communities affected by disasters, environmental degradation and systemic racism
  • Provide training, disaster preparedness and capacity-building programs for mid councils, partners and responders
  • Mitigate the impact of disasters and their underlying causes

Promote peace and transform cultures of violence as we:

  • Educate, advocate and respond to domestic and international conflicts
  • Provide opportunities to learn about peacemaking initiatives and to accompany impacted communities
  • Address structural racism, white supremacy, misogyny and violence, and work for human rights and dignity
  • Encourage the study and practice of nonviolence
  • Confront the epidemic of gun violence

Promote solidarity with people as we:

  • Amplify the voices of those whom society marginalizes and stand with communities as they defend their rights
  • Challenge systems of oppression, discrimination and abuse
  • Partner with those who seek livable wages and just labor practices
  • Engage with partners working with refugees, immigrants, asylum seekers, citizens returning from incarceration, and people impacted by trafficking or forced labor

Promote solidarity with Creation as we:

  • Work toward environmental justice, Creation care, sustainable living, appropriate technologies and climate justice
  • Support food and farm systems that restore God’s Creation
  • Challenge systems that put profit ahead of health, safety and the environment
  • Honor and respond to the leadership of frontline communities experiencing environmental degradation and/or environmental racism
  • Articulate and advocate for a just transition toward an equitable and sustainable economy