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Justice Leaders Engaging and Developing (Justice LED) is a program that offers training, leadership skills and support to local churches and UCC members who seek tangible ways to make a better world possible.
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Neighbors in Need (NIN) is a special mission offering of the UCC that supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. Learn more, give & apply for grants.
Advocacy is hard work! Luckily, Justice and Witness Ministries has a multitude of resources to help you out. If you can't find what you're looking for, contact JWM at firstname.lastname@example.org; 216.736.3700. We may be able to locate something you need from one of our many ecumenical advocacy partners. We want you to be equipped for peace and justice work!
2013-2014 Policy Briefing Book The 2013-2014 Policy Briefing Book provides information about our church’s concern for national and global issues as they relate to our General Synod Policy and the work of the 113th Congress. Tools for understanding the issues, engaging in advocacy and organizing, and getting your message heard by decision makers are included. This is your one-stop tool for engaging in faith-based advocacy! To request hard copies of this resource contact Helga Mingione at 216-736-3700.
Getting to the Root of It We’ve asked our staff to help us unpack the complex justice issues that we’re working on. Using our General Synod pronouncements as the basis for these reflections, we hope to provide insights into the issues you care about that are rooted in our shared faith, and can inform your advocacy efforts.
Witness for Justice Witness for Justice (WFJ) is a weekly editorial opinion column for public distribution which identifies timely or urgent justice issues. WFJ is a theologically based perspective founded on historic commitment to justice and peace of the United Church of Christ.
Insider The JWM Insider offers a monthly snapshot of what's going on within Justice and Witness Ministries. A number of the issues will highlight a program ministry so that our readership might expand their knowledge of a particular ministry.
The Justice and Peace Action Network (JPANet)is our electronic grassroots advocacy network. It's composed of individual members and local UCC congregations across the country. The JPANet both educates and engages its members in shaping public policy in keeping with God's vision of a just and loving society and includes:
Weekly Legislative Action Alerts: Brief email synopsis of pending legislation or current justice issues, and a call for action each week. Perfect for taking personal action on the justice issues you care about and suitable for posting in newsletters and bulletins.
Monthly Newsletter: Includes invitations to regional and national gatherings, resources and opportunities for witness.
Justice LED Justice LED is a training which will provide assistance to local churches and UCC members who seek to participate in ongoing ways to move our world towards this vision. Our first Group of National Certified Trainers is Ready! Now we are looking for Regional Trainers!
Neighbors in Need Neighbors in Need (NIN) is a special mission offering of the UCC that supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. One-third of NIN funds support the Council for American Indian Ministry(CAIM). Two-thirds of the offering is used by JWM to support a variety of justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects.