Justice and Peace

“It is through God that all our connections are made …our individual struggles for meaning …our longing to live in a community of faith which embraces us as we are…our desire of justice in society and peace in the world … and our quest to know God.” Quoted from Dr. Beverly Harrison, professor of Christian Ethics at Union Theological Seminary, this expression of deep attention to justice and peace helps define the underlying emphasis of Christianity to me. The other time-honored passage, my father’s favorite verse and mine, Micah 6:8. How those few words sum up the role we play in this world when we’ve been led to serve those who Jesus Christ would have us serve?

He has told you, O mortal, what is good;
and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?
–Micah 6:8 (NRSV)

How does justice fit in your life? Does peace come first, then justice? Or the other way around? The following sites are from my experience with Presbyterian Women and have helped me formulate my thoughts and actions dealing with justice and peace.

Dotsie Shaw
Presbyterian Women in the Synod of the Northeast
representative for Justice and Peace, 2013

The following are helpful when trying to get information about a current subject dealing with Justice and Peace:

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Presbyterian Women Justice and Peace

Contact Justice and Peace Program Specialist Yvonne Hileman for all things dealing with justice and peace.

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  • www.ecpatusa.orgEnd Child Prostitution and Trafficking — a network of organizations and individuals working together to eliminate the commercial sexual exploitation of children around the world. It seeks to encourage the world community to ensure that children everywhere enjoy their fundamental rights free from all forms of commercial sexual exploitation. ECPAT Facebook page
  • www.thecode.org
 CSW_UN  Commission on the Status of Women -The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.

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Mark Koenig — director of Presbyterian ministry at the United Nations for any information relating to events at the UN.

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