Peace with Justice Advocates

Peace with Justice Advocates Mission Group

The Peace with Justice Advocates Mission Group of the New Hampshire Conference United Church of Christ is committed to growing into the peace of Christ by:

  • Being inwardly contemplative so as to allow God to disarm our hearts and transform us into people of peace and nonviolence.
  • Being outwardly active in publicly witnessing/evangelizing/teaching peace, love, and nonviolence in our churches and in the greater society.
  • Being community with and acting in solidarity with other individuals and groups rooted in peace and nonviolence.

Read our full Mission Statement >>

Current Events

Hiroshima – Nagasaki Remembrance – August 6, 2022 5:00 PM Eastern Time

The Peace with Justice Advocates mission group invites you to join us on August 6th to remember the needless mass murder which took place in Japan in 1945 and to rededicate ourselves to continuing to work for a more peaceful and just future for all.

We will gather on the shore of the Merrimack River at 15 Loudon Road, Concord (behind Everett Arena) at 5:00 PM. Please bring a sign, a friend, and flowers for placing in the river. You may also wish to bring a chair

UCC Synod: Declaration for a Just Peace in Palestine and Israel

Your congregation’s witness is vital to our UCC vision of peace with justice.  When General Synod 33 passed a “Declaration for a Just Peace in Palestine and Israel” last summer, delegates called on every local congregation to get involved in advocating for that “just peace.”  We’ve created a page of accessible resources for church leaders, mission teams and pastor to use; each of our communities can do something! 


Spirituality of Peace-Making Video Series

Edith Rasell and the Way of Abundance:
Compassionate Listening in Alabama:
Joel Berman part 1:
Joel Berman Part 2:
Becky Field: Ecosystems of Compassion:

Focus Issues

DoveWe commit to nonviolence and collaborative peacemaking...
Therefore, we challenge militarism and organized violence.

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treeWe commit to solidarity and human rights...
Therefore, we challenge unfettered US support for Israel.

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candleWe commit to collective liberation and mutual respect...
Therefore, we challenge Islamophobia, religious, racial, and ethnic bigotry.

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TableWe commit to the beloved community of God as a commonwealth of abundance...
Therefore, we challenge structural economic justice.

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Members and Meeting Schedule

Janet Zeller, Will Hopkins, Faye Buttrick, John Buttrick, David Grishaw-Jones, Becky Field, Janet Simmon, and John Gregory-Davis. To contact, call or email NHCUCC office at 603-225-6647 or

Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month from 10:00 am to noon.

We are available and eager to talk with you or your congregation about any of these issues.
Send your name, email, and/or phone number to any member with your interest.

Join us.

How You Can Help

  • Become informed
  • Speak out to correct information
  • Advocate for legislation
  • Gain an understanding of the intersectionality of peace with justice issues.
  • Talk with us. Talk with others about these issues. Let us know if you would like us to come to your church for a presentation or discussion.
  • Volunteer

Partner Organizations

NH Peace Action:

Peace Action (National):

American Friends Service Committee:

Friends Committee on National Legislation:

UCC Justice and Peace Action Network (JPANet):

Global Ministries:
Global Ministries is a common missional witness of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ.

Poor People's Campaign :

UCC Palestine Israel Network: