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Special Sundays - Peace with Justice Sunday - Frequent Questions

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Below are some frequently asked questions about Peace with Justice Sunday.  If you have additional questions, please contact us and we will try to answer your question.

What is Peace with Justice Sunday?
When is Peace with Justice Sunday celebrated?
Can our church celebrate Peace with Justice Sunday at a different time?
How does Peace with Justice Sunday advocate for peace and justice at home and around the world?
Does any of our offering pay for administrative costs?

What exactly will the Peace with Justice Sunday offering go to?
Can I give online to Peace with Justice Sunday?
Where can I order Peace with Justice Sunday resources?
How much was given to Peace with Justice Sunday in the last 3 years?
Where should a local church send the money that is collected on a special Sunday?

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What is Peace with Justice Sunday?
Peace with Justice Sunday is one of the six churchwide Special Sundays of The United Methodist Church. Peace with Justice Sunday enables The United Methodist Church to have a voice in advocating for peace and justice through a broad spectrum of global programs.

When is Peace with Justice Sunday celebrated?
Peace with Justice Sunday is celebrated on the first Sunday after Pentecost.

Here are the dates in the coming years:

May 26, 2013
June 15, 2014
May 31, 2015
May 22, 2016

Can our church celebrate Peace with Justice Sunday at a different time?
Yes! If your local church needs to celebrate Peace with Justice Sunday on a different, date, that is fine! Don’t let the given dates prohibit your local church from celebrating Peace with Justice Sunday if there is a time conflict.

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How does Peace with Justice Sunday advocate for peace and justice at home and around the world?
This offering allows The United Methodist Church to have a voice in advocating for peace and justice through a broad spectrum of global programs:

  • The Ohio-based Faith Communities Uniting for Peace encourages Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Jews, Muslims and Sikhs “to live from a vision of peace rooted in faith.”
  • In Liberia—in partnership with other religious and humanitarian groups, The United Methodist Church provides a place for former child soldiers to live, recreational activities to address war trauma, and basic necessities such as fresh drinking water and medical treatment.

The 1980 General Conference created a churchwide Peace with Justice program assigned to the General Board of Church and Society. The 1988 General Conference established Peace with Justice Sunday as the first Sunday after Pentecost to give churches a single, more convenient date for the offering and a name that clearly identifies the ministries it supports.

The annual conference keeps 50 percent of the receipts for Peace with Justice ministries in the conference. The remaining 50 percent is used for Peace with Justice ministries related to the General Board of Church and Society.

Does any of our offering pay for administrative costs?
Each of the ministries that rely on support from the individual offerings contributes collaboratively to the promotion of these six churchwide Special Sundays.


What exactly will the Peace with Justice Sunday offering go to?
All local church offering dollars are forwarded to your annual conference which retains half of the proceeds and forwards the other half to the General Council on Finance and Administration. Every annual conference has a Peace with Justice Coordinator chosen by the conference and the committee headed up by that coordinator determines how the conference money will be used. Many conferences give grants to local churches and other United Methodist programs that promote peace with justice; others use the money for training in conflict resolution or other education initiatives within the conference.

Can I give online to Peace with Justice Sunday?
Yes! Follow this link to give to Peace with Justice Sunday, or any other Special Sunday.

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Where can I order Peace with Justice Sunday resources?
Follow this link to order resources for your church to celebrate Peace with Justice Sunday.

How much was given to Peace with Justice Sunday in the last 3 years?
In 2012 271,696 was remitted, in 2011, $2,50,707 was remitted and in 2010, $229,558 was remittedand.

Where should a local church send the money that is collected on a special Sunday?
Local churches should forward the offering to the conference treasurer’s office. 

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