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As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches beyond six months, the Compassion, Peace & Justice (CPJ) ministries of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) continue to adapt to bear witness to Christ’s love and justice in a hurting world. CPJ leaders were heavily involved in August’s Presbyterian Week of Action, which affirmed and witnessed to God’s love for Black lives. As we head into the fall, we see programs tailoring their endeavors to the COVID era as we celebrate the Season of Peace and continue to minister in times of crisis.

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Season of Peace continues through Oct. 4

The season is a time for congregations to focus on what it means to be a peacemaking congregation and people of peace, culminating on World Communion Sunday with the Peace & Global Witness Offering.

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‘We must be an irritant to the justice system’

Compassion, Peace & Justice ministries played a major role in the Presbyterian Week of Action, which culminated in a rally and march for racial justice Aug. 29.

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Read the Presbyterian Hunger Program fall report
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Now Available! Download the Fall issue of the PHP Post on Sustainability and Earth Care.

PC(USA) film series on race premieres during Week of Action
Border wall between US & Mexico

Find out more about "Trouble the Water: Conversations to Disrupt Racism and Dominance," a new film series coming from CPJ-based Story Ministry.

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Re-imagining public safety amid calls to defund police
Alonzo Johnson

CPJ leaders from the Office of Racial and Intercultural Justice and Self-Development of People led a webinar on "Racism, Law Enforcement, and The Church."

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Iowa storm hasn’t made headlines, but PDA is there

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance continues to respond to natural disasters including hurricanes, wildfires and a harrowing wind storm in the Midwest.

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Injustices against farmworkers decried in Week of Action webinar

The Presbyterian Hunger Program and Committee on the Self-Development of People presented a webinar on the challenges farmworkers face in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The International Peacemakers are coming … online!

Since the usual early-Fall visit by International Peacemakers can’t take place this year, the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program is taking the event online.

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Congressman remembers Rep. John Lewis in talk with PC(USA) Washington office
NC Congressman David Price

North Carolina Congressman David Price remembered his colleague John Lewis during an online conversation with the Office of Public Witness.

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Challenging the status quo

During the Week of Action, the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy’s Unbound presented a Young Adult Roundtable to address issues of equality in the church.

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Matthew 25 Church
Matthew 25-Actively engaged in the world

The Matthew 25 invitation was officially launched in April of 2019. Over a year later there are more than 530 churches, groups and mid councils that have made the commitment to become a Matthew 25 church and work towards building congregational vitality, dismantling structural racism and eradicating systemic poverty.

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