Peace, justice, and witness ministries have been at the heart of the United Church of Christ since its founding as a denomination. The Justice & Witness Ministries of the United Church of Christ invite advocacy on a number of key domestic and international issues. We look to the ministry of Jesus Christ who prayed, but also took concrete action, when confronted with violence and social injustice. Scripture is filled with examples of people of faith accepting the challenge of God’s call to speak truth to power, and step into the political world. Likewise, modern Christians are called to be active participants for change in our society and political system. Loving our neighbors, children, and creation requires no less.
The PSEC Justice & Witness Mission Team provides leadership and resources to support individual congregations and members in their justice ministries. The team is open to all volunteers – laity and clergy – who share a passion for social justice and peace issues. Rev. Leslie Kearney is the Chairperson for the PSEC Justice & Witness Mission Team. She can help you locate both resources and opportunities to serve. If you have an interest or concern, contact Pastor Kearney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Please note that in keeping with United Church of Christ polity, the PSEC Justice & Witness Mission Team does not speak for the Pennsylvania Southeast Conference, its individual congregations, or members. Rather, the PSEC Justice & Witness Mission Team speaks as its own body, offering a prophetic voice and example to the entire Pennsylvania Southeast Conference.
For a list of justice issues that are highlighted by the PSEC Justice & Witness Mission team, visit our Justice Issues page.
For a complete list of justice issues, go to: http://www.ucc.org/justice_issues.
For information on what individuals, pastors, and churches can do to support social justice work and political causes, view our Justice & Witness Advocacy resource.
For a list of resources and links recommended by the Justice & Witness Ministry team, view our Justice & Witness ministries Resources and Helpful Links resource.
For a complete list of who is serving on the PSEC Justice & Witness Mission team, check out the Committees and Teams directory.