About PCPJ

ska%cc%88rmavbild-2017-01-06-kl-21-17-02Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom! At Pentecostals & Charismatics for Peace & Justice (PCPJ), we want to connect Spirit-filled Christians around the world who want to follow Jesus’ ethical teachings on nonviolence, equality and sustainability.

PCPJ is a multicultural, gender inclusive, and ecumenical organization that promotes peace, justice, and reconciliation work among Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians around the world.

Our mission: To encourage, enable, and sustain peacemaking and justice–seeking as authentic and integral parts of Pentecostal–Charismatic Christianity. We witness to the conviction that Jesus Christ is relevant to all tensions, crises, and brokenness in the world and we seek to show that addressing injustice and making peace as Jesus and his followers did is theologically sound, biblically commanded, and realistically possible.

About the Blog

The PCPJ blog is contributed to by both members and non-members of PCPJ. While we expect contributors to follow the mission statement above, opinions expressed in blog posts are personal and does not necessarily represent the official view of PCPJ. If you want to contribute to the blog, contact us with some information about who you are and what you want to write about. For a list of regular contributors, go here.

4 thoughts on “About PCPJ”

  1. Hello. We are a mennonite church in Eastern Canada. We are from Pentecostal/Charismatic background and we would want to get in touch and ally with our pacifist brethren in the other denominations. So I would want to know if you have a branch in Canada and if so, do this branch have groups or contacts in the Province of Quebec ?

    Thanks in advance for your kind help.

    Peace in Jesus.

    Rodrigue Allard,
    Ichtus Mennonite Church,
    Quebec City, Province of Quebec, Canada

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  2. To whom it may concern,

    It is a troubling sign that PCPJ would endorse such an Empire glorifying event as the Azusa gathering. Not only was the event shamelessly exploiting American exceptionalism, it also lacked any ethical component (other than certain persons touting their work on behalf of the ‘poor.’). One did not find anywhere Jesus’ call to nonviolence articulated at this event. I am sorely disappointed that PCPJ would lend their good name to such as this.

    Sincerely Yours,

    Michael Hardin
    Executive Director, Preaching Peace
    http://www.preachingpeace.org

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    1. Hello Michael! Thank you for your comment.

      The idea of the PCPJ blog is not that we or our members officially endorse everything we cover. We weren’t present at the Azusa Now event and do not by any mean endorse American exceptionalism. What we did was to interview Jennifer Miskov who lives in community, is ordained by Iris Global that has an impressive development work in southern Africa and who spoke about how the revival she’s praying about includes peace and justice. That’s what we wanted to highlight related to an event that attracted the attention of hundreds of thousands of Pentecostals and Charismatics.

      Blessings,
      Micael

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      1. Hey Michael,

        I think out of necessity and in recognition of the complexity in charismatic churches, pcpj tries to acknowledge the good while also speaking out about the bad.

        I’ve contributed a little to pcpj so far. But here’s something I wrote shortly after AzusaNow, following a lot of friends happily sharing with me about how the event honored Natives: https://facebook.com/notes/ramone-romero/what-repentance-needs-to-mean/10153509757556127/

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