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Compassion, Peace and Justice

Making God’s Community Livable For All

We invite you to watch this video and learn more about how the Compassion, Peace and Justice ministry works to reflect God’s intention for a just, peaceful, and compassionate world through it’s different programs and ministries.

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Compassion, Peace and Justice

Sara Lisherness, Director

The Compassion, Peace and Justice ministry area helps Presbyterians respond to the needs of the world’s most vulnerable people, address injustice in all areas of life and advocate for peaceful solutions to conflict. This ministry area also provides disaster relief, direct service, capacity building and development assistance to marginalized communities nationally and around the world.   


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Compassion, Peace and Justice Training Day-April 15, 2016 - New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, Washington, D.C.

Ecumenical Advocacy Days-April 15-18, 2016 - Doubletree Hotel by Hilton, Washington, D.C. - Crystal City

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Presbyterian Justice and Peace, twice a month

We are excited to announce Presbyterian Justice and Peace, our new information resource, that merges all of the current program e-newsletters. Presbyterian Justice and Peace Monthly captures the great work the church is doing across a variety of programs and ministries. Presbyterian Justice and Peace Close-up focuses on one issue or program and describes more fully the many ways the church is bearing witness to Christ.

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  • I will pray that the Compassion-Peace-Justice branch of PCUSA would adopt a limb in the quest to address the over-population in our prisons and jails of those diagnosed with severe mental illness. The numbers of incarcerated, ill people who are serving sentences for crimes and poor choices made during a mental health crisis is staggering. PSMIN is well aware of the travesties visited upon these unfortunate and marginalized individuals and the families who love them. Thank you for all you do. by Janet Martin on 02/25/2015 at 5:34 p.m.

  • Dear Sara...What address should I use to send you a free sample of my book, Courage to Think Differently with a preface by Walter Brueggemann and Foreword by Frances Moore Lappe? Thank of Beyond Guilt that PCUSA bought 300 copies of years ago. by George Johnson on 01/14/2013 at 1:41 p.m.

  • "Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,for theirs is the kingdom of heaven(Matt5:10) Peace and Justice to all have to be practiced irrespective of caste,color,creed,age and sex. I am glad I am serving the Peacemaking Committee of the Presbytery of Philadelphia.Together we can acheive many things for God and the people who are being persecuted in many countries in particular India,Pakistan,Bangladesh and other countries.We have to pray and fight for the injustice to these people around the world. God will definately lead in this battle against those who are working to supress,oppress the Christians all over the world. Everybodys should pray and uphold the Missionaries,Preachers,lay persons and Organizations involved, and working for Peace and Justice. by Rev.P.Gabriel Devathala on 03/04/2011 at 11:59 a.m.

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