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Anacostia waterfront cleanup, April 2011

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Peace & Justice

"In a broken and fearful world, the Spirit gives us courage . . . to hear the voices of peoples long silenced, and to work with others for justice, freedom and peace." PC (USA) Brief Statement of Faith

We explore opportunities to advance the causes of peace and justice in the world, nation, city, community around us, church, and family.

Special offerings: One Great Hour of Sharing on Palm Sunday and Easter, Peacemaking in October, the Alternative Christmas Store in November and December, and the Christmas Joy Offering in December. In 2010, these offerings raised almost $30,000 for missions outside of Washington, DC.

Global Mission Prayer Sundays, which highlight missions in specific areas of the world supported by churches in the National Capital Presbytery.

Children in peacemaking — Children and others of the church sing and participate in communion in the Radcliffe Room, clean up the Anacostia River.

Parades, marches, demonstrations and testimony, such as the Capital Pride Parade in June, testimony to EPA, and The Appalachia Rising Protest Against Mountaintop Removal Mining.

We can do more: we are starting a Green Action Task Force, and we welcome all new ideas and enthusiasm. We meet every odd-numbered month and communicate by email. If you’d like to attend a Peace and Justice meeting, have some ideas you’d like to share with us, or want to volunteer, please call or email Fritz von Fleckenstein at (202) 832-4275 or email fritz@alumni.reed.edu.