Just Peace is one way of describing the holistic scope of God’s mission in the world, as encompassing peace in the marketplace, peace in communities, peace between peoples, and peace with the earth. In all realms of peacemaking, there is no peace without justice, and no justice without peace – they are inseparable. The fullness of this framework can be read here: World Council of Churches Just Peace
Just Peace concerns are fundamental to our understanding of what it means to be a Christian church. We embrace a tradition of active peacemaking and advocacy for people who are marginalized. Currently our Community Ministry program is central to our efforts to think globally and act locally. Many other Just Peace efforts are supported by individuals and the congregation.
2018 Annual Peace Lecture:
Sunday, Jan 28, 2018
We were pleased to welcome John Stoesz and Waziyatawin as our 2018 Peace Lecturers. John is an activist for Indigenous justice and former Executive Director of Mennonite Central Committee – Central States, and chair of the Native Land Return Committee. Waziyatawin is a Wahpetunwan Dakota from the Pezihutaszizi Otunwe (Yellow Medicine Village) in southwestern Minnesota.