Peace with Justice
Ann Price - New Peace with Justice Coordinator for the Baltimore-Washington Conference
Ann Price is the newly assigned Peace with Justice Coordinator for the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church. She brings to the position a passion for social justice, as reflected in her work for the past four years as social action coordinator for the Baltimore-Washington Conference United Methodist Women. Ann holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing Education from Tuskegee University and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from American University.
Armed with this background, she worked for many years as a senior staff analyst within the Department of Defense where she focused on public policy analysis in several different settings. For Ann, both peace and justice represent the very essence of what we stand for as United Methodists. She says, "It is all about making sure each of God's children is made whole." In this position, Ann will help to lead on-going efforts to ensure awareness of and support for Baltimore-Washington Conference' peace with justice goals, programs, and activities.
An important Scriptural reference for her is, "For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Whoever thus serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men. So then, let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual up-building." Romans 14: 17-19. We welcome Ann as she begins her work in this new role. Ann Price can be contacted at the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is Peace with Justice?
Peace with Justice is a faithful expression of shalom in the Bible. It calls the church to "strengthen its capacity to advocate publicly in communities and nations" throughout the world. The Peace with Justice program aims to make shalom visible and active in people's lives and communities by setting people free from bondage. We will celebrate peace with justice when all people have access to adequate jobs, housing, education, food, healthcare, income support, and clean water. We will further celebrate when structures and systems that reflect economic exploitation, war, political oppression, and cultural domination no longer exist.
World Council of Churches 10th Assembly.
The World Council of Churches is holding its 10th Assembly in Basan, Republic of Korea, October 30 – Nov 8, 2013. The theme for this year’s Assembly is “God of Life, Lead Us to Justice and Peace”. The moderator for the Central Committee, Walter Altman, spoke on the value of “peace with justice” in a world so troubled by violence and war.
Click here to read an article on Altman’s presentation and to access other information links on the 10th Assembly.
Call for Peace, Reconciliation on the Korean Peninsula.
An Ecumenical Korea Peace Conference was held in Atlanta, GA, in May 2013, during which the Conference issued a statement calling for reconciliation, reunification and sustainable peace on the Korean peninsula.
Click here to read the article from Faith in Action, “Call for peace, reconciliation”
Peace with Justice Grant Program Deadline. The General Board of Church and Society has announced that the Peace with Justice Grant application deadline is January 10, 2014. You may click here to view and download the Application Form, which also includes a program overview and required steps.
Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2014: The 12th annual Ecumenical Advocacy Days is scheduled for March 21-24, 2014, in Washington, DC. This gathering will be held at the Doubletree Hotel --Crystal City, Arlington, VA. The theme is “Jesus Weeps - Resisting Violence, Building Peace”. Click here for additional information and registration instructions.
From the General Board of Church and Society: "50th Anniversary March on Washington". The 50th anniversary March will occur on Saturday, August 24th at 8 AM, beginning at the Lincoln Memorial. Several associated events will occur during the week to commemorate the 1963 March on Washington. Click here to review the article: http://umc-gbcs.org/faith-in-action/50th-anniversary-of-march-on-washington
Peace with Justice Special Sunday and Offering – Any Sunday a local church may choose ...
Peace with Justice Sunday is one of the official churchwide Special Sundays when the Peace with Justice Special Offering is collected. Annual Conferences keep half of the offering to fund local projects while a portion goes to the GBCS Peace with Justice Program to fund U.S. and global work in social action and public policy education and advocacy. For more information on Peace with Justice Sunday, visit the website.
World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel, September 22-28, 2013, sponsored by the Palestine Israel Ecumenical Forum of the World Council of Churches. This is an annual observance of a week of prayer, education, and advocacy that calls participants to work for an end to the illegal occupation of Palestine, so Palestinians and Israelis can finally live in peace. Click here to learn more.
Peace with Justice Grant Application (B-W Conference of the UM Church)
Download the grant application as a PDF.
Peace with Justice Questions and Answers
Click here to see answers to frequently asked questions.
90 Day Study Guide for Peace Builders of all Ages
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"Peace on the Land, The Bible and the Environment"
Click here to download the article.
Peace with Justice Covenant Congregation Workbook
The Peace with Justice Covenant Congregation Program aims to make shalom visible and active in people’s lives and communities. Becoming a Peace with Justice Covenant Congregation is to witness to God’s demand for a faithful, just, disarmed, and secure world. A limited number of Covenant Congregation Workbooks is available. Contact Ann Price at (301) 464-0602 or by email at email@example.com.
Click here to download the workbook.