Through the Public Witness Ministry of the Pennsylvania Council of Churches we…

  • empower people of faith, through education and skill-building, to make a difference for the common good in the public square;
  • advocate on behalf of the Council’s member church bodies before Pennsylvania’s legislative and administrative branches of government.

Please join us in helping to build a more just society! Sign up for our Newsletter–News and Action Summary.

Public Witness is one of several ministries of the Pennsylvania Council of Churches. To learn more about the Council, visit the main website at www.pachurches.org.


How you can help our neighbors impacted by Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and Hurricane Maria:

Faith-Based and Other Ways to Help Our Neighbors Affected by Hurricane Harvey & Irma
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) Provides Places to Help Those Affected by Harvey & Irma (& Maria)
Contribute to Florida Organizations Offering Hurricane Irma Relief
Ways to Provide Help to Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands

IMPORTANT EVENTS!

Trauma Informed “School to Prison Pipeline”—December 16, Erie
Faithful Advocacy for Criminal Justice Reform: Principles and Practice—January 13/19, Lancaster

 Act now to stop anti-immigrant/refugee actions in Washington and watch for upcoming actions on tax legislation–visit our Take Action page and see “Urgent Actions”


Speaking Out in Pennsylvania—We Need Your Support!
Please consider a generous contribution to support this ministry!


What is Gerrymandering–and why is it a problem? Learn more from Jerry Mandering at Fair Districts PA and Sign the Petition to End Gerrymandering in PA


 Check out our new Guest Blog


Priorities for 2017-2018 legislative session

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Upcoming Healing Communities Training 


Council Statements and Resolutions


Most recent News and Action Summary! (subscribe)

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Please Support Our Ministry

Support for the Council’s Public Witness Ministry is always welcome! Go to our online support page to make a contribution.

Updated 11/16/17