Peace with Justice
Our Mission Statement:
We believe that when one person suffers we all suffer. Therefore …we shall … advocate, agitate and motivate for peace building. To: Heal brokenness, change structures and liberate hearts.
“Let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.” - Amos 5:24
“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.” - Colossians 3:15
What is Peace with Justice?
Peace with Justice is a faithful expression of shalom in the Bible. It calls the church to "strengthen its capacity to advocate publicly in communities and nations" throughout the world. The Peace with Justice program aims to make shalom visible and active in people's lives and communities by setting people free from bondage. We will celebrate peace with Justice when all people have access to adequate jobs, housing, education, food, healthcare, income support, and clean water. We will further celebrate when structures and systems that reflect economic exploitation, war, political oppression, and cultural domination no longer exist.
We are currently seeking to put together a Peace with Justice Committee with representatives, lay and clergy, from throughout the Susquehanna Conference. Requirements would include a commitment to working for peace and justice issues at the local church level as well as throughout the conference and larger church, including meeting at least 4 times a year as a committee. Times, locations, and details are still being worked on...but if you are interested in participating or would like more information, please let me know!
Are you engaging in Peace with Justice work in your local church or community? Let us know about it!
Rev. Ryan Gephart