The United Methodist Church is called to the work of peace and justice based on a variety of sources including John Wesley's commitment to the poor, to women, and the disenfranchised-- the hope and good news proclaimed in the Gospel of Jesus Christ -- the steadfast and clear witness of the Social Principles. In each and every context of ministry God's people are called to engage their communities in the struggle for justice and peace.
The Advocacy and Justice Committee serves as a connectional bridge to the General Board of Church and Society (GBCS) www.umcjustice.org for the California Nevada Annual Conference.
The work of the committee includes:
"With an historic commitment to justice and peace, and a strong foundation in the Social Principles and Book of Resolutions, Church and Society is devoted to amplifying the voices of United Methodists across the connection who are transforming their communities--and the world. The witness provided by our Church and by United Methodists everywhere is truly inspiring. I urge us all to continue to live out the Social Principles, engage in ministries with those experiencing poverty, and never stop living the faith, seeking justice, and pursuing peace. I hope you will join us in this vital work over the quadrennium."
Susan Henry Crowe, General Secretary
General Board of Church and Society
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responsibility: Co-Chair - Peace and Justice Committee
responsibility: Chair - Disability Task Force
responsibility: Climate Justice Task Force
responsibility: Ex-Officio, UWF