Just Peace Action Team

In 2016 we formally proclaimed ourselves to be a Just Peace congregation of the United Church of Christ. The Just Peace movement is a direct response to the centuries-old theory that seeks to justify Christians condoning, or being involved in a so-called “Just War.”

JPAT has purchased 30 COEXIST Magnetic Bumper Stickers (see picture).  As you can see, they are quite beautiful and speak volumes.  They measure 3” x 10.25” and can easily be attached to and metal surface on your car. If you would like one for your car (or refrigerator), stop by the church office to pick one up. Suggested donation of $10 supports JPAT.  Pick one up and spread the word!

In following the non-violent example and teachings of Jesus we will work toward a world that promotes the well-being of all people, where conflicts are resolved through non-violent communication and negotiation, without resort to war, exploitation, or violence – and to embody these principles in our life and witness as individuals, and as a congregation.

Our Just Peace Action Team (JPAT) focuses on the following four main areas of concern and action.  We currently support 12 partners (see links to their websites below). Donations to help us support these partners may be mailed to our church at P.O. Box 945, Lincoln City, OR 97367 with the notation “JPAT Fund #2270” on the memo line of the check.

Social Justice & Equality – so that all may live free from fear 

Economic Justice – so that all may live with dignity Oregon Center for Public Policy

  • Equal opportunity jobs and wage fairness
  • Consumer justice
  • A more just and moral corporate structure

Earth Justice – so that all species and ecosystems are sustained 

Just Peace Among Nations – so that human lives every where are valued and protected

  • War is not an acceptable solution to International disputes – Fields of Peace
  • Migrant, immigrant, and refugee support
  • Human Trafficking

If you are interested in the work of JPAT speak with our pastor, or a member of our team.  You may also visit the UCC website for more information on just peace work by clicking on this link:  UCC Action Center

On many of these just peace issues, your vote this November is a major way to make your voice heard – by backing candidates who support your beliefs.  You can check and verify your official voter information (i.e., registration status, party affiliation, registered address, etc.) ahead of time by clicking on this link: My Voter Status

VIEW JPAT RESOLUTIONS:

Black Lives Matter

Immigrants & Asylum Seekers

Working Poor

Peaceful Protesters

Standing with Children