Peace, Justice, and Global Mission (PJGM) supports a number of organizations and missions locally, nationally, and internationally. One of the organizations we support locally is the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy (VICPP). VICPP is a broadly diverse, morally driven group of advocates working to advance public policies that better serve low-income, vulnerable, and underrepresented communities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. They engage and educate people of faith and the public regarding critical social issues, the legislative process, and the call to advocacy. VICPP is currently advocating in three priority policy areas: Expansion of Medicaid, State Suspension of Driver's Licenses, and Wage Theft. PJGM supports VICPP with both financial support as well as attendance and participation in advocacy events.
An opportunity to contribute our time and talents as members of PJGM and Blacksburg Presbyterian Church is presenting itself on January 25, 2017. VICPP's Day For All People is being held that date in Richmond, VA at Centenary United Methodist Church. On this day attendees will visit with Delegates and Senators at the General Assembly, participate in a prayer vigil, and learn more about VICPP's priority policy areas and how we can more effectively advocate in support of those issues. This is an all day event and breakfast and lunch are included. If you would like to attend this event, please contact Stacy Potten at 720-320-9690 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to learn more about the VICPP and the work they do, please see our bulletin board near the Westminster Conference Room or visit www.virginiainterfaithcenter.org. There are wonderful tools on the website to help you learn about effective advocacy and social justice issues. You can also sign up to receive an email newsletter with their latest updates.
Peace, Justice, and Global Mission (PJGM) committee meets monthly and anyone is welcome to attend these meetings to hear more about what PJGM is up to in the world and our community.
By: Stacy Potten
Scripture: Isaiah 49:1-7; Psalm 40:1-11; 1 Corinthians 1:1-9; John 1:29-42.
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