Justice in Mission
To serve the congregations, their members and the whole presbytery by offering education, resources and advocacy tools as they seek to understand the broader systemic implications of ministries of compassion and the call to express God’s shalom and justice: locally, regionally, nationally, globally.
In relation to the Biblical calls for God’s justice, as part of the total mission of the Church, and the serving and encouraging roles of our Presbytery, the "Justice in Mission" Ministry Team coordinates, communicates and supports concerns of local churches and lifts up larger issues in the connectional church and in the world.
JIM supports social justice concerns: e.g. Peacemaking, Eco-Justice, Hunger, and the justice groups in local congregations, such as Ithaca PC’s “Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation.”
Social Justice Actions 219th GA
The Peacemaking Overture sent from Susquehanna Valley to the 219th GA was answered by an overall response to several Peacemaking overtures, with a 4 year process exploring new avenues to commit to Peacemaking.
For a summary of the Peace and Justice Issues dealt with by the July 2010 General Assembly meeting in Minneapolis, click here. GA Justice List of All Issues.
For a spread sheet summary of social justice issues at the 219th GA in Minneapolis, click here. 219th GA Social Justice Actions Summary.
Hunger Action Enabler
Trained by the PCUSA Hunger Program, our presbytery "Hunger Action Enabler" (HAE) is available to help local churches interpret hunger issues and support local programs. Click here to go to the HAE page.
Stewardship of Creation Enabler
Trained by the PCUSA Environmental Justice Office, our presbytery "Stewardship of Creation Enabler" (SCE) is available to help local churches interpret eco-justice issues and support local programs. Click here to go to the SCE page.