THE PUBLIC POLICY WITNESS MINISTRY encourages clergy and congregations to engage in public policy advocacy at the local and state levels. We seek to facilitate participation in the ministry of doing justice by bearing constructive witness to policies that help everyone have access to what they need to thrive, such as affordable health care, safety and prevention of gun violence, living wages, and accessible public transportation.

Our work is rooted in the scriptural call to do justice proclaimed in passages like Deuteronomy 10:14-19, Isaiah 58:1-12, Matthew 25:31-46, and Micah 6:6-8. We presently participate in the advocacy ministries of the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, Charlottesville Coalition for Gun Violence Prevention, and the Isaiah Project.

We organize information, encouragement, and connection for church members and clergy to get involved in the work of these organizations advocating for systematic justice at local and state levels.


Gay Lee Einstein, moderator

Charlie Summers, treasurer

Liz Hulme Adam

Louie Andrews

Bob Becker

Ray Inscoe

Lauren Ramseur

Nelson Reveley

The Public Policy Witness Ministry promotes advocacy on issues of justice and compassion, providing education and training to empower individuals and congregations to take action and to speak Christ’s truth in the arena of public policy.

Webinar on Gun Violence Prevention Legislation

March 14

Public Policy Witness Ministry invites you to learn about recent Virginia legislation addressing gun violence prevention. Join via Zoom on March 14 to hear from Andrew Goddard, legislative director of the Virginia Center for Public Safety. The League of Women Voters of the Charlottesville Area and the Charlottesville Coalition of Gun Violence Prevention sponsor this Zoom event.

Learn more

PPW connects Presbytery of the James with


Virginia Interfaith Center


Isaiah Project

Contact: Nelson Reveley

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Charlottesville Coalition for Gun Violence Prevention


PC(USA) Office of Public Witness
information about the public policy and advocacy work of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA)

"And what does the Lord require of you?  To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."

Micah 6:8