Here are some ways to stay connected to Justice-related ministry work and life
- Submit your United Church-based social justice event or announcement to the regional council Community Connections newsletter! Complete the (new) online submission form here: https://form.jotform.com/PMR-UCC/cc-submissions
- Sign up to Pacific Mountain Newsletters to receive Justice-related news! Tick the JUSTICE NETWORK box on the sign up form, then click Subscribe!
- Visit the topic pages in the mint green box above.
- Scroll through the Recent News section below to see what the Justice Network has been up to, and for important action and invitations.
Regional Minister: Justice (currently vacant)
Alexandra Barr, Admin Support for Justice (she/her)
In addition to my work as Receptionist and Admin Support for the Indigenous Minister, I support Jane in her Justice work. I operate primarily behind-the-scenes, working on the website, the newsletter, and creating some of the visual elements you see. Justice is something that is very close to my heart, and I enjoy that I can work towards making the world a better place through my work.
A Hub for United Church Social Justice Efforts in Pacific Mountain Region
Justice work in the church can often feel lonely and discouraging, working for change that doesn’t come easily, if it comes at all.
Just Conversations is a monthly online gathering for anyone in PMRC wanting to connect with others involved with justice work around the region. It will be a chance to deepen your justice work in your faith, share stories about what is happening around the region and develop strategies for working together to support each other in “being the change.”
It's free, and drop-in style, open to ministry personnel and congregation members. Stay tuned for upcoming Just Conversations announcements: check out the calendar, or the Recent News Posts below.
Recent News: Justice Network
The Pacific Mountain Regional Council’s June 16 Town Hall was dedicated to conversation and education about Guaranteed Livable Income. Poverty can happen very quickly to …Read More
Good afternoon, The General Secretary asked that I share with you that the United Church’s statement: Response to Kamloops Residential Schools Graves Discovery is now …Read More
Executive Minister, Treena Duncan is hosting a special town hall with guest Rev. Keith Simmonds. I hope you’ll join this conversation; as an Ecumenical Accompanier in Palestine and Israel from January through March of this year, Keith witnessed and reported on human rights violations carried out upon Palestinian Children in Occupied Palestine. I write with an update on the resolution you passed at the general meeting, concerning the regional council’s participating in a petition to the Government of Canada, concerning the potential human rights abuses of Palestinian children. The petition reads:Read More
The work of becoming an anti-racist church is hard work and it is work that belongs to us all. It will require trust, prayer, faith, courage and deep commitment. It will take time to do well. Your Executive is committed to turning its words into meaningful action for such a time as this. We offer this statement of recommitting this Regional Council to the work of becoming an anti-racist Church.Read More
We as church leaders, acknowledge the pain, frustrations and anger of our Black communities, and recognize that systemic anti-Black racism is prevalent in our context in Canada as well; in the streets of our communities, in the justice and policing systems, and in our congregations and parishes. It is important for church members in our largely white churches to look at how we continue to perpetuate anti-Black racism, either inadvertently or intentionally.Read More