On Sunday, September 3, we will begin receiving the Peace & Global Witness offering.
We’re living in challenging times, full of anxiety and discord. The Peace & Global Witness offering enables the churches in our denomination to promote the Peace of Christ by addressing systems of conflict and injustice across the world. Your contributions will support the global witness of Christ’s peace. This offering also enables ministries of peace and reconciliation and advocacy for peace and justice in cultures of violence, including our own, through collaborative projects of education and Christian witness.
It’s hard to think about peace when we’re confronted with the realities of living in a world where peace can feel unreachable. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Presbyterian Church (USA)’s Commitment to Peacemaking. The Commitment acknowledges that working for peace is an essential mission priority and invites us to work for peace in our own lives, households, communities, and world, and to grow in and pass on peacemaking ministries to future generations.
Previous Peace & Global Witness offerings have addressed climate change in the South Pacific, human trafficking in Madagascar, and structural racism in North Carolina. Learn more about how your gift to P&GW makes a difference.
You can contribute online and by check made payable to BPC, noting “Peace” or “P&GW” in the memo line. We will collect this offering through World Communion Sunday on October 1, 2023.
Peace is active, not passive. Peace is doing, not waiting. Please consider contributing to the Peace & Global Witness offering this year.