The August 2020 special session of the General Assembly (GA) which begins August 18 offers us a unique opportunity to join our voices with those most impacted by the injustices in our criminal justice system and advocate for meaningful change.
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
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.
Advocate for Change at Special General Assembly Session
"And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."