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:
- Accessibility: congregations are called to advocate to ensure accessibility for all
- Earthwise: congregations are called to enhance and expand their “green footprint” through Creation Justice ministry
- Just Peace: congregations are called to advocate for Just Peace
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).
|Title||Resource type||Description||File type|
|Dr. Jennifer Harvey’s Keynote-Speech on Racism from June 2015 Annual Meeting||Justice and Witness|
|Earthwise Congregation Award||Justice and Witness||Earthwise Congregation Award|
|Green Justice Congregation Survey||Justice and Witness||Green Justice Congregation Survey|
|A Litany for Those Who Aren’t Ready for Healing||Justice and Witness|
|Providing Services – LIRS||Immigration, Justice and Witness||Urgent request for expressions of interest to partner in providing services to unaccompanied children and families from Central America|
|35 Ways to be a Just Peace Congregation||Justice and Witness||35 Ways to be a Just Peace Congregation j.b.guess|
|Peace Fund Grant Policies||Grants, Justice and Witness||From the Justice and Witness Team (03.2011)|
|2013 Resolution Urging Divestment from Fossil Fuel Companies||Justice and Witness, Resolutions||Passed at the 2013 Annual Meeting, a Resolution Urging Divestment from Fossil Fuel Companies|