Just Peace


Many churches of the Central Pacific Conference are proud to be “Just Peace” congregations. “Just Peace” churches are committed to working to end systemic injustice of all types using non-violence. These churches call us to offer the message, grounded in the hope of reconciliation in Jesus, that “Peace is possible.” Learn more about the Just Peace movement of the United Church of Christ.



Is your congregation interested in becoming a Just Peace church?

In 2015, the 30th General Synod held in Cleveland, OH marked the UCC’s 30th anniversary as a Just Peace Church and called for a renewal of the UCC’s Just Peace witness. A new “Just Peace Church Handbook” accompanied the resolution. It includes a summary of the historical and theological uniqueness of the Just Peace vision; the biblical and theological grounding for Just Peace values; and recommended steps for how to become a Just Peace Church. Download the resource handbookQuestions? Contact Rev. Denise Andersen or Aleita Hass-Holcombe for guidance.

The following Central Pacific Conference churches are “Just Peace” churches:

Ainsworth UCC
All Peoples UCC
Ashland First Congregational UCC
Bethel Congregational UCC
Boise First UCC
Bridgeport UCC
Christ the Healer UCC
Clackamas UCC
Corvallis First Congregational UCC
Klamath Falls Congregational UCC
Congregational Church of Lincoln City, UCC
Medford Congregational UCC
Salem First Congregational UCC
UCC Congregational – The Dalles
Vancouver First Congregational UCC
Waverly Heights Congregational UCC