- The PCEA Justice, Peace and Reconciliation Committees have been created to promote justice, peace and reconciliation in our communities. They will also assist and encourage the members of the Church and the followers of Christ to become reconciliators, defenders of justice, truth, sanctity if life and human rights and dignity. They will sensitise the congregations to speak out against any misuse of public resources, economic and political power to suppress the rights of the people r to oppress them.
- The Justice, Peace and Reconciliation Committees will educate and encourage the members of the Church to become the “salt and light” in the fight against ignorance,superstition,disease,intimidation and other social problems, using God’s word and commandments as a guide.
- The Justice, Peace and Reconciliation Committee will therefore aim at glorifying God and doing the will of God at all time.
- Our Vision is in discipleship of Jesus Christ and our mission is to glorify God the Father by taking care of the needy(Matt 25:35-40) and acting as ambassadors of Christ(2Cor.5:19-20)
The realization of a caring society based on Christian and Godly values, which is prosperous, dynamic, well informed, just, protects human life, environment and demands accountability of its resources and good governance.
To glorify God in furthering His Kingdom here on earth as it is in heaven.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The work of the congregational, Parish, Presbyterial and the National Justice, Peace and Reconciliation Committee(JPRCs) will be to further the aims and the objectives of chapter 16 Act 26 of the PCEA Practice and Procedure.
Their actions will revolve around the concerns in the PCEA Practice and Procedure and any other relevant PCEA publications and initiatives. More specifically some of the functions of the Justice, Peace and Reconciliation committee will include;
- To educate the members of the Church and other communities within reach, about their rights and obligations.
- To provide civic education in relation to matters of leadership and governance to ensure that only competent and credible people are voted to public office.
- To provide civic education on the Constitution of Kenya.
- To fight against all form of corruption, grabbing and abuse of the National resources.
- To encourage people to be responsible citizens and to demand transparency, accountability and satisfactory services from the government and other institutions.
- To fight against the destruction of our environment, the pollution of air and rivers, to support enhancement and conservation of Kenya’s natural resources including recycling.
- To strive to keep our environments clean everywhere and to ensure proper waste disposal.
- To work for harmony and reconciliation in families, between groups and individuals.
- To fight against crime and violence; to do everything possible to prevent, stop, expose crime; to assist the victims and to address the root causes of crimes and violence.
- To fight against evil and immorality.
- To participate in the social-cultural, Economic and political development of the community and society(chapter 16, practice and procedure)
- To highlight and to find viable solution to health problems affecting individuals and communities in particular HIV/AIDS, alcoholism, drug abuse and addiction and mental illness.
- To promote justice and to defend god given human rights at all times.
- To promote gender, equality and equity and to fight against any form of discrimination.
- To encourage Christians to aspire to public offices where they can make a difference by offering services and leadership for the glory of God.
- To encourage the community to work and live for the glory of God who is the creator of every life.
- To perform any other functions, which the Committee may consider necessary in the promotion of justice, peace and reconciliation within their jurisdiction.
Some of the activities of the Justice, Peace and Reconciliation Committees will include seminars, meetings and lecturers on topics like the constitution review, voting and election monitoring, identification of suitable leaders, in their work, the committee will cooperate with other organizations and or individuals involved in the promotion of justice, peace and reconciliation. They also work in cooperation with the relevant government agencies.
It is a process of bringing people together within a community and sensitizing them to stand up for their rights and for justice and to work together for their common good.
At all times empowerment and mobilization, work will be done in conformity with the church doctrine and the teaching of Jesus Christ.
Every member of our church should be a reconciliatory, defender of justice, truth, sanctity of life, human rights and dignity