On Friday, March 23, 2012, more than 200 people gathered at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church to get energized and educated about the ministries of Compassion, Peace and Justice (CPJ). Director Sara Lisherness brought greetings, and the Rev. J. Herbert Nelson brought the word. Organizers from across the denomination and its ministries shared best practices, new ideas, and useful information about organizing in the life of the church for justice.
The day’s theme was "Presbyterians and Economic Justice," we spent the day asking questions about what economic justice is and how to organize and achieve it for all people. Participants were educated in workshops on food sovereignty, trade justice, budget priorities, simple living, global development, the economic crisis, and much more!