Justice and Witness

Justice and Witness Mission:

We seek to build a conference filled with churches and individuals who are empowered and equipped to live out God’s vision of peace and justice.

Justice and Witness Vision:

We will equip, resource, encourage local congregations to implement peace and justice conference and general synod resolutions.

Justice and Witness Recognitions

Accessibility | Earthwise | Just Peace

There are three Justice and Witness recognitions:

Justice and Witness Peace Offering Materials

The Justice and Witness Team invites the members and friends of the Minnesota Conference United Church of Christ to support the Peace Fund through the annual Justice and Witness Peace Fund Offering. Together we can do more to empower advocacy and support justice not only across the Minnesota Conference, but around the world.

We encourage congregations to use Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday as your Peace Fund Offering ingathering day. If that doesn’t work for your congregation, you are encouraged to use another Sunday that is appropriate for the work of your congregation (some suggestions are Ecumenical Sunday, First Day of UCC Women’s Week, Racial Justice Sunday, Amistad Sunday, Integrity of Creating Sunday, Immigrant Rights Sunday, Holocaust Remembrance Day).

TitleResource typeDescriptionFile type
Dr. Jennifer Harvey’s Keynote-Speech on Racism from June 2015 Annual MeetingJustice and Witnesspdf
Earthwise Congregation AwardJustice and WitnessEarthwise Congregation Awardpdf
Green Justice Congregation SurveyJustice and WitnessGreen Justice Congregation Surveypdf
A Litany for Those Who Aren’t Ready for HealingJustice and Witnesspdf
Providing Services – LIRSImmigration, Justice and WitnessUrgent request for expressions of interest to partner in providing services to unaccompanied children and families from Central Americapdf
35 Ways to be a Just Peace CongregationJustice and Witness35 Ways to be a Just Peace Congregation j.b.guesspdf
Peace Fund Grant PoliciesGrants, Justice and WitnessFrom the Justice and Witness Team (03.2011)pdf
2013 Resolution Urging Divestment from Fossil Fuel CompaniesJustice and Witness, ResolutionsPassed at the 2013 Annual Meeting, a Resolution Urging Divestment from Fossil Fuel Companiespdf