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 

Newsletter – Justice for the Week of June 24 & Beyond

June 24, 2022

“Along the Sacred Fire we walked and talked with our Great Creator, By the Sacred Fire we heard living legends of long ago, beside the Sacred Fire we shared our stories and our …

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We’re Affirming!

June 23, 2022

It’s official! At the AGM in Prince George on Saturday, June 11, 2022, PMR officially become an Affirming Regional Council. In prayer, song, and acknowledgement …

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Newsletter – Justice for the Week of May 20 & Beyond

May 20, 2022

“Jesus announced the coming of God’s reign — a commonwealth not of domination but of peace, justice, and reconciliation.” ( ― Song of Faith [2006] …

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May 14th – Interfaith Call to Action: End Immigration Detention in BC Jails!

May 13, 2022

In the lead up to the May 18th vote regarding the BC government’s immigration detention contract with the federal government, community groups across BC are …

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Newsletter – Justice for the Week of April 8 & Beyond

April 8, 2022

“Without community, there is no liberation…but community must not mean a shedding of our differences, nor the pathetic pretense that these differences do not exist.” …

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Korea Peace Campaign

March 28, 2022

The United Church of Canada is part of the Korea Peace Appeal, a global campaign that seeks to collect 100 million signatures by 2023, the …

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Newsletter – Justice for the Week of March 25 & Beyond

March 25, 2022

“The church would betray its own love for God and its fidelity to the gospel if it stopped being … a defender of the rights of …

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Newsletter – Justice for the Week of March 11 & Beyond

March 11, 2022

“Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, …

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Pastoral letter to the regional council

February 25, 2022

Dear Friends of the Pacific Mountain Regional Council, Greetings to all of you in the name of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, the one …

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