Peace with Justice Offering
Sunday, June 12
Fourth (4) of Six (6) Special Sunday Offerings
What Is Peace with Justice Sunday?
United Methodists relate to this special Sunday by seeking peaceful solutions, creating, and
supporting peace-related ministries in their conference and learning about peaceful and just efforts around the world. Our Social Principles* call us to love our enemies, seek justice, and serve as reconcilers of conflict. We insist that the first moral duty of all nations is to work together to resolve by peaceful means
every dispute that arises between or among them.
The United Methodist Church, with its historic commitment to peace ad justice, can and should provide leadership to this social transformation. The General Board of Church and Society holds a non-governmental, consultative status with the United Nations. This status allows us to participate in UN meetings, consultations, and conferences. We recognize and renew our call for social transformation, for the quest to open the doors of opportunity for all, to distribute resources more equitably, and to provide better care for persons in need.
We also achieve peace with justice by working with the World Council of Churches, interfaith and ecumenical bodies, and secular organizations for social-justice policies and programs that seek the wholeness of shalom for all of God’s people.
Your offerings for this special Sunday support programs and ministries to educate, equip and mobilize actions in support of identified Economic, Health, and Gender Priorities. Each annual conference has a Peace with Justice Coordinator developing local social justice ministries. Fifty percent (50%) of the
offering remains in our annual conference to support our projects for Peace with Justice.
Barbara Maxwell, Finance Chair
*The Social Principles are a part of The Book of Discipline of The UMC. Above information from UMCGiving.