We are pleased to welcome the United Church of Christ’s Justice and Witness Ministries as a campaign co-sponsor for the Peace Day 2012 “Praying for Ceasefire” campaign!
Justice and Witness Ministries (JWM), one of four Covenanted Ministries in the United Church of Christ, helps local congregations and all settings of the church respond to God’s commandments to do justice, seek peace and effect change for a better world. The work of JWM is guided by the pronouncements and resolutions approved by the UCC at General Synod. More info on the UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries
The United Church of Christ identifies as a Just Peace church. The Just Peace Church vision is a hallmark of United Church of Christ theological identity. For over two decades, the Just Peace Church pronouncement has inspired a grassroots movement of UCC congregations committed to corporately naming and boldly proclaiming a public identity as a justice-doing, peace-seeking church. The Just Peace pronouncement articulated the UCC position on war and peace distinct from other approaches such as crusade, pacifism, or “just war.” Grounded in UCC polity and covenantal theology, the position focuses attention on alleviating systemic injustice of all types using non-violence and calls us to offer the message, grounded in the hope of reconciliation in Jesus, that “Peace is possible.” Justice and Witness Ministries is committed to a revitalized Just Peace Church movement and to empowering and resourcing congregations to create a stronger justice and peace witness. More info on the United Church of Christ’s Just Peace initiativecampa