Justice Network

A Hub for United Church Social Justice Efforts

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Jane Dawson, Regional Minister: Justice (she/her)

My primary work as Regional Minister for Justice is supporting and connecting United Church Communities of Faith and people who are engaged in the social justice work of the church, in the Pacific Mountain Regional Council.

One important aspect of my role is to also explore the theological and scriptural grounding that guides our actions for peace, equity and compassion. This excites me greatly.

The information on this page will change as the work, mission and community of people passionate about social justice in the regional council meets here. For information on PMRC justice initiatives, and to submit Justice events to the newsletter, don’t hesitate to contact me.

- Jane

PMRC Reception and Administrative Support

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.

- Alexandra

Just Conversations

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.”

Just Conversations will take place on the third Thursday of every month, from 10-11:30am Pacific / 11am-12:30pm Mountain. It's free, and drop-in style, open to ministry personnel and congregation members. To register, or for more info on upcoming gatherings, check out the calendar.

Recent News from the Justice Network 

Webinar: Faithful Footprints – what it is, and how it helps your energy costs

September 28, 2022

Dear Friends, The Pacific Mountain Justice Network is excited to host Cari Kilmartin on Tuesday evening, October 18! You’ll want to know about this because …

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Newsletter – Justice for the Week of September 26 & Beyond

September 26, 2022

“Even a wounded world is feeding us. Even a wounded world holds us, giving us moments of wonder and joy. I choose joy over despair. …

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Ecumenical Resources for World Food Day – October 16

September 23, 2022

Friends, Coming up soon on Sunday, October 16th, is World Food Day. In honour of that, we’re sharing ecumenical resources from Until All Are Fed …

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Newsletter – Justice for the Week of September 12 & Beyond

September 12, 2022

“One of our basic confessions as Christians is that a light shines in the darkness and the darkness cannot, will not, shall not overcome it. …

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Faithful Climate Conversations ~ with the Pacific Mountain Justice Network

September 1, 2022

“Faithful Climate Conversations” is a free, online, September series offered by the PMRC Justice Network, and drawing from the multi-denominational, Canada-wide “For the Love of Creation” discussion resources. …

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Newsletter – Justice for the Week of August 29 & Beyond

August 29, 2022

“The church has a really strong history on social justice, and that’s obviously the work that I feel called to do as a theologian and …

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Upcoming Events

August 15, 2022

Friends, We have several upcoming events to share, drawn from the Reconciliation Matters newsletter. We encourage you to check out the newsletter here, particularly the …

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In Solidarity with First United’s August 10th Statement on the VPD’s actions during the City of Vancouver’s decampment of the Hastings Street Tent City

August 11, 2022

Friends across the region, In solidarity with First United’s response to the Vancouver Police Department’s actions during the City of Vancouver’s decampment of the Hastings …

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Newsletter – Justice for the Week of July 11 & Beyond

July 11, 2022

“The times are urgent; let us slow down. Slowing down is losing our way – not a human capacity or capability. It is the invitations …

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