Our new Peace with Justice Coordinator is Randie Clawson.

Contact info: 231-649-0930 or randie.clawson@gmail.com

PEACE WITH JUSTICE MINISTRY TEAM

As Peace with Justice Ministry Team (PWJMT) members, we are thrilled to be serving all members in our district.  We will be able to reach out to clergy and congregations with multi-media resources and planned actions.  There are still opportunities to be involved on this ministry team.  However, the voices and involvement of those teens to 20 year-olds and 20 to 40 year-olds remain an important needed component as we unite to create God’s kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.

Even if your schedule does not allow you to serve on the Peace with Justice Ministry Team (PWJMT), we would like to hear from you.

What Peace with Justice Issues is God working on in your heart?

 

Attached is the press release from UM Church and Society.  We are being asked to consider and respond to the language.

Press Release new Social Principles draft

 

Peace with Justice Sunday May 27, 2018

Background Understanding from Our UM Church and Society Web Post[i]

In a world plagued by war and terror, violence and destruction, people of faith have a clear call to build peace with justice.  Scripture is consistent in the call for followers of Christ to love our enemies (Matthew 5:44-45a), forgive others their trespasses (Matthew 6:14-15), to overcome evil with good (Romans 12:21), and to seek peace and pursue it (Psalm 34:14).  Peacemakers are blessed and called the children of God (Matthew 5:9).

“As disciples of Christ, we are called to love our enemies, seek justice, and serve as reconcilers of conflict.  We must insist that the first moral duty of all nations is to work together to resolve by peaceful means every dispute that arises between or among them.”

The World’s Need

Ours is a call for social transformation, and action in the quest to open the doors of opportunity for all.  Peace through justice is a faithful expression of shalom in the Bible.  It will be celebrated when all people have access to adequate jobs, housing, education, food, health care, income support, and clean water.  We will further celebrate when there is no economic exploitation, war, political oppression, and cultural domination.

Peace with Justice Sunday’s Special Collection

The special collection on Peace with Justice Sunday is a way that members in our district can participate financially in God’s Shalom for others.  The United Methodist Church has created a resource kit for pastors and leaders to use to facilitate participation in God’s Shalom[ii].  Our Board of Church and Society has outlined the way that money collected will be used[iii].

Our District Peace with Justice Ministry team will be working in our district as we focus our effort toward Peace with Justice in our homes, churches, communities, nation and the world.

[i] https://www.umcjustice.org/what-we-care-about/peace-with-justice

[ii] http://www.umcgiving.org/resource-articles/peace-with-justice-sunday-pastors-leaders-kit.

[iii] https://www.umcjustice.org/who-we-are/social-principles-and-resolutions/peace-with-justice-sunday-and-special-offering-6139