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.

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

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How you can help our neighbors impacted by Hurricane Harvey,
ricane 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


Faithful Advocacy for Criminal Justice Reform: Principles and Practice—April 15/16, Lancaster

 Act to support passage of a clean DREAM Act NOW–visit our Take Action page and see “Urgent Actions”

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


Upcoming Healing Communities Training 

Council Statements and Resolutions

Most recent News and Action Summary! (subscribe)


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 2/2/18