Justice and Witness

This committee advocates and coordinates the conference-wide issues and concerns of justice and peace. Its purpose is to help the conference witness in action and other forms of communication to the Christian mandate to promote peace and justice in our homes, state, nation and world. As witness to God’s resurrection power, the committee shall endeavor to inspire all to act in a spirit of love, which takes away the justification for physical/ verbal abuse, violence and war.

Chair, Rev. Carole Hoke

Chicago Metropolitan Association Representatives

2015 – Ms. Tenille Powers
2015 – Rev. Marilyn Pagan-Banks
2016 – Rev. Donna Freeman
2015 – Rev. Mary Beth Moran Cross

Eastern Association Representatives

2015 – Ms. Paula Carmichael
2016 – Ms. Sarah Lohrbach

Fox Valley Association Representatives

2015 – Mr. Gene Wollaston
2016 – Ms. Dianne Herr

Prairie Association Representatives

2015 – Vacant
2016 – Vacant

Western Association Representatives

2016 – Rev. Sue Harrington
2015 – Rev. Carol HokeConference Staff Consulting, Vacant

What does the Lord require of you?  To act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.  (Micah 6:8 – NIV)

Justice and Witness Mission Statement

The Justice and Witness Committee of the Illinois Conference shall raise awareness around issues of social justice by empowering congregations to develop strategies to address social injustice and by resourcing congregations in their struggle for justice and peace.