Mission Statement for Social Justice and Peacemaking Committee

The Social Justice and Peacemaking Committee (SJP) for First Presbyterian has developed this mission statement to guide their work, and to help explain to others what they seek to accomplish.

The Peacemaking and Social Justice Committee works to promote respect for all people, cultures, religions, races and ethnic groups. We encourage the church and community to welcome and embrace diversity. We invite the congregation to enhance and share their knowledge and join us in addressing work toward social change. Projects include education and encouraging inclusivity and equality, LGBTQ+ acceptance, mental health awareness, and conflict resolution (personal, local, and worldwide). The SJP Committee abides by, and references when necessary, any policies with regard to social justice established by The Presbyterian Church (USA).