Principles for Public Advocacy

The Principles for Public Advocacy of the Pennsylvania Council of Churches contains the underlying principles for the Council’s Advocacy Ministry. Because the Council’s advocacy efforts often extend beyond those directed solely at federal or state legislators, these principles reflect a broader view of our responsibility to be faithful advocates, recognizing the call for all Christians to engage in faithful witness in all aspects of public life.

The Council’s Board of Directors approved the most recent edition of the Principles on October 23, 2012.

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Legislative Priorities

The Legislative Priorities of the Pennsylvania Council of Churches contains the underlying principles for the Council’s Advocacy Ministry. Because the Council’s advocacy efforts often extend beyond those directed solely at federal or state legislators, these principles reflect a broader view of our responsibility to be faithful advocates, recognizing the call for all Christians to engage in faithful witness in all aspects of public life.

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Board of Directors/Council resolutions


Council Statements

A Statement and Lament on Racism and Violence (August 24, 2016)

A Statement of Action on the Berks County Residential Center (January 20, 2017)

Pennsylvania Council of Churches Condemns Violence and Vandalism Against Jewish and Muslim Communities (February 27, 2017)