Peace & Justice

We seek to be obedient to God’s call to be peacemakers

The Peace and Justice Committee of Adult Christian Education believes God wills shalom – justice, wholeness, well-being, fulfillment, health, harmony – for all of God’s very good Creation. Therefore, we provide education for the congregation and advocate possible paths to restore the environment, to end hunger and poverty, promote peace in the Middle East and elsewhere, prevent violence in all its forms and bring to light other concerns that need the healing of the One we name the Prince of Peace.

To learn more about what we do, contact Susan Hauser.

Monthly Tips

Be sure to check out The Tidings each month for the latest tip from the Peace and Justice / Creation Care Committee. We share valuable tips to help conserve energy, steps to help take care of our planet and other useful information!

Peace & Justice Resources Available in the DPC Library


Always With Us? What Jesus Really Said about the Poor by Liz Theoharis

Welcoming Justice: God’s Movement Toward Beloved Community by Charles March

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities by Ruby K, Payne

Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger: Moving from Affluence to Generosity by Ronald J. Sider

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

Irresistible Revolution: living as an ordinary radical by Shane Claiborne

From Workshop to Waste Management: Environmental Inequality in Philadelphia

A Lens of Love: Reading the Bible In Its World for Our World by Jonathan L. Walton

There are No Children Here: Story of Growing Up in the Other America by Alex Kotlowitz

Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Gregory Boyle

When Helping Hurts: Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor or Yourself by Steve Corbett 

The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence by Gary A Haugen

Earth Gospel: A Guide to Prayer for God’s Creation by Sam Hamilton Poore


The Story of Stuff – a look at where all of our plastic goes 

Kilowatt Ours: A Plan to Re-Energize Ameria

Tapped – investigates the business of bottled water 

On Thin Ice – a journey to the Himalayas to investigate threats to global water and food supply

Life in Occupied Palestine: Eyewitness Stories and Photos

Mountains Mourning: Christians for the Mountains – impacts of mountaintop mining

Woven Ways: Stories of Five Navajo Families 

Poverty, Inc. – examines the rise of charity as a multibillion dollar industry