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
Sept 29 Town Hall and Sept 30 Office Closure to Honour the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
“As we come together for our first Truth and Reconciliation Day let us think of what we are going to do for actions as communities …Read More
From The United Church of Canada national office, this a positive and useful tool for asking questions of, and engaging those running for public office …Read More
A Service Dedicated to Supporting Palestinians in their Struggle In 2017 Ineke Medcalf travelled to Palestine, and found herself in the middle of a tear …Read More
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