Peace with Justice
The Peace with Justice Covenant Congregation Program aims to make shalom — a word of greeting or farewell meaning peace — visible and active in people’s lives and communities. The General Conference assigned The General Board of Church & Society to put into service the program and called the denomination to “strengthen its capacity to act as a public advocate” in communities and nations throughout the world.
We encourage individuals and churches to become involved in ministries to inmates, former inmates and their families, so that the redemptive and reconciling love of Christ be known.
General Board of Church & Society
UM Advocacy in PA
June 2017 Report
- SB554 Letter (Word File)
May 2017 Report
April 2017 Report
- Pennsylvania Council of Churches resolution on the minimum wage
Susquehanna Conference UN Seminar to Discuss Violence, Terror, and Peace - Register Now
How should we as followers of Jesus--and United Methodists--respond to the violence we are experiencing in our communities and around the world?
What are the things that lead to peace?
An uncomfortable truth about our world is that we are surrounded by violence. Violence begets fear, and fear begets violence. Jesus famously cried over the city of Jerusalem, saying, "If only you knew on this day of all days the things that lead to peace" (Luke 19:42, CEB).
Join other sisters and brothers from the Susquehanna Conference and the United Methodist Seminar Program for 3 days in New York City as we learn about the connections between global and local violence—and how we can be vessels of God’s peace in our communities.
See the flyer about the February 4-7, 2018 UN Seminar Trip sponsored by the Mission and Outreach Team of Susquehanna Conference. Cost of the trip is $395 and includes seminar, bus transportation, and lodging at Edison Hotel in Times Square.
The Seminar Trip is limited to 20 participants - register now! Deadline is November 1, 2017.