The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church

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Office of Public Witness

Compassion, Peace and Justice Training Day
March 23, 2012 │ 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
New York Avenue Presbyterian Church │ Washington, D.C.
Theme: Presbyterians and Economic Justice

In these difficult economic times which further divide our nation and world between the “haves and the have not’s,” it is necessary for Presbyterians to lift up the ministries that address these growing economic disparities. The ministries of Compassion, Peace and Justice of the PC(USA) are coming together for the 2nd Annual CPJ Training Day in Washington, DC, to educate Presbyterians on the role that the PC(USA) is playing in helping people to overcome and survive these difficult times.

CPJ Training Day is hosted by the Presbyterian Office of Public Witness; Presbyterian Hunger Program; the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program; Self-Development of People; Presbyterian Disaster Assistance; the Presbyterian Ministry at the U.N.; Mission Responsibility through Investment; Environmental Ministries; Presbyterian Health, Education and Welfare Association and Child Advocacy.
Stay for the weekend to attend Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD). The CPJ Training Day Program will conclude in time to attend Opening Worship at EAD.

Registration information

New York Avenue Presbyterian Church
1313 New York Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20005

Training Day Fees
$50 – Full Day, not attending Ecumenical Advocacy Days
$35 – Full Day, also attending Ecumenical Advocacy Days
$20 – Full Day, student and youth

Accommodations and Travel
We are partnering with Ecumenical Advocacy Days, which will take place at the Doubletree Crystal City.

Register through Office of Public Witness (

If you register before March 3, it will be cheaper.

Program preview

J. Herbert Nelson, II
PC(USA) Office of Public Witness
Washington, D.C.

Shannan Vance-Ocampo
Pastor and Member
Presbyterian Peace Fellowship

Valéry Nodem
Associate for International Hunger
Presbyterian Hunger Program

Leslie Woods
Representative for Domestic Poverty and Environmental Issues
PC(USA) Office of Public Witness

Ralph Clingan
Retired Theologian, Author and Seminary Professor
Workshop topics and leaders

Faithful Living in a Global Economy
Explore how our faith in God calls us to live better and love deeper within the context of a global economy. The workshop includes biblical and theological reflection and practical “how to” ideas for practicing faith in everyday life, including opportunities to engage your congregation, family and community.

Leader: Melanie Hardison, Associate, Enough for Everyone, Presbyterian Hunger Program

Eco-Justice: How Economic and Ecological Health are Entertwined
In this workshop, we will look at how a concept of “eco-justice” encompasses ecological, economic, and social justice for all people on a thriving earth. Particular attention will be given to how environmental racism and classism affect economic well-being, for individuals and communities