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PEACEMAKING MINISTRY TEAM

OF THE PRESBYTERY'S

COMPASSION PEACE & JUSTICE MINISTRIES

The PEVA PEACEMAKING MINISTRY TEAM inspires, equips and mobilizes PEVA congregations and members to work for peace, social and environmental justice.

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to Sin of Racism

 

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On the Church in This Moment in History – A Call to Action

The 224th General Assembly (2020) passed a resolution by a vote of 407-72 (85% voting yes)

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The

Season of Peace 

 

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Sept. 5 – Oct. 3, 2021,

the season is a time for congregations

to focus on what it means to be a peacemaking congregation and what it means to be people of peace

Resources are ready for the Season of Peace, including a new set of Path of Peace reflections, which can be delivered daily to your email inbox during the season.
 
 
 

Peacemaking Grants
Available 

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If you or your church are seeking funds for peacemaking related ministries or activities PEVA's Peacemaking Ministry Team has grants available.

 


Gant Applications & Guidelines

Human Trafficking

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How serious is HUMAN TRAFFICKING? How much does your congregation know about Human Trafficking?An estimated 800,000 people, of which 80% are women and up to 50% are minors that are trafficked across national borders. CLICK HERE FOR A TOOLKIT FOR ACTION
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Virginia Interfaith Center

for Public Policy

Engaging people of faith and goodwill to advocate for economic, racial, and social justice in Virginia’s policies and practices through education, prayer and action. www.virginiainterfaithcenter.org/

PEVA's Peacemaking Ministry Team supports the efforts of the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy.

Center for the Study of Religious Freedom

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Through high-impact learning experiences, the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom informs, transforms, and equips individuals to be engaged leaders and citizens, as they increasingly understand why religious freedom is a basic human right of daily significance.  Since the late 1700s, the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom has shaped Hampton Roads. PEVA's Peacemaking Ministry Team supports the efforts of the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom and building bridges and fostering a dialogue of inclusiveness.

No Guns in God's House

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For 50 years the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has supported reasonable gun laws to reduce murders, accidents, suicides and injuries. The Presbyterian General Assembly, the denomination’s highest body, has urged churches to post “No Guns in God’s House” signs as a public witness to the need to reduce gun violence. The goal is that 100 churches post this sign, study about this issue, promote constructive theological dialogue, education and awareness about gun violence and to confront the fears and anxieties that can prevent us from entering into healthy debate about what many Christians feel is too political an issue to address in church.  Download the free PDF sign to print for your congregation, Download & print the PDF brochure.  The Peace Fellowship has published a new Gun Violence Prevention Congregational Toolkit
CLICK HERE FOR TOOLKIT
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Wear Orange

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Why wear ORANGE? On or around the 25TH of EVERY MONTH WEAR ORANGE to raise awareness and advocate for change.  Wear orange to promote awareness of the violence that confronts women and girls worldwide. The act of wearing orange is so simple, but promotes and creates awareness on such an important message.  CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE 

 

 

PEACE & GLOBAL WITNESS OFFERING

The Peace & Global Witness Offering encourages the church to cast off anxiety and fear, discord and division, and embrace our God's mission of reconciliation to those around the corner and around the world. 

Individual congregations are encouraged to utilize up to 25% of this Offering to connect with the global witness of Christ's peace. Mid councils retain an additional 25% for ministries of peace and reconciliation. The remaining 50% is used by the Presbyterian Mission Agency to advocate for peace and justice in cultures of violence, including our own, through collaborative projects of education and Christian witness.

CLICK HERE FOR RESOURCES

  • 1940 - World Communion Sunday is an ecumenical celebration of our oneness in the Spirit and the Gospel of Jesus Christ, bringing churches together in Christian unity.
  • 1980 - Presbyterian Committment to Peacemaking is established.
  • World Communion Sunday (October 4) is the most common Sunday for receiving the Offering, but many congregations promote the Offering throughout

A Season of Peace
(Sept. 5  – Oct. 3)