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

Pennsylvania constituents visit PA Senators on April 24 at Ecumenical Advocacy Days to advocate for a federal budget that protects human needs and doesn’t increase military spending



Senator Casey’s office

Senator Toomey’s office 



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

Commonwealth Interfaith Service: Prayers for Justice & Peace–May 8, Harrisburg

Let’s Heal, Not Imprison: A Trauma-Informed School to Prison Pipeline Presentation–May 9, Harrisburg

People’s Climate March (4/29)!

Resources available

What is Gerrymandering–and why is it a problem? Learn more from Jerry Mandering at Fair Districts PA…

 Check out our new Guest Blog

Priorities for 2017-2018 legislative session


Upcoming Healing Communities Training 

Council Statements

The Board of Directors adopted two new resolutions at its April 2017 meeting:

To see all of the Council’s Statements and Resolutions, click here.


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 4/27/17