Conference Advocacy and Justice Committee

Strategic Direction
To assist local churches in bringing our Wesleyan values of justice and peace to our communities. To enable congregations within our annual conference to create networks which enable local churches to become “a strategic base from which Christian move out to the structures of society” [¶ 202 The Book of Discipline (2016)], locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Intersect with the goals and programs of the General Board of Church and Society and to enable a particular focus on ministries for peace and ministries with the poor and marginalized.
Our Strategic Efforts

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) for the California Nevada Annual Conference.

The work of the committee includes:    

  • providing resources for local congregational ministries through peace and justice grants
  • facilitating education and training for peace and justice ministries
  • supporting and nurturing new peace and justice ministries
  • connecting our annual conference members to global peace and justice ministries   

"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

Committee Leadership
First Name Last Name Role Responsibility
Emily Pickens-Jones Chair
Committee Staff
First Name Last Name Role Responsibility
Jorge Domingues Staff Exec Director of Connectional Ministry