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


New Hampshire for Yemen: Rapid Action Call, June 21, 2022 6:00 PM Eastern Time

Join national organizers and activists across your state to demand a Yemen War Powers Resolution to end all forms of US support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.

On this 30-minute rapid action call, you will be quickly briefed on Yemen and current legislation to end US support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, which is responsible for mass human rights violations in the midst of a humanitarian crisis. At the end of the call, we will take action together with activists across the state, calling on our Representatives to cosponsor the Yemen War Powers Resolution, which would end all forms of US support for the coalition, including providing spare parts, maintenance, and logistical support for Saudi warplanes. Join us as we work to end US complicity in the world's worst humanitarian crisis, alleviate suffering for Yemeni families, and get us on the path to peace.

Register now: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kdeyvrDguG9O-BP97aN8d5XusBDDe1DuD


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! 

Take a look: JUST PEACE IN PALESTINE RESOURCES.


Spirituality of Peace-Making


Ecosystems of Compassion with Photographer Becky Field.

Watch a replay of the presentation and Q&A at: https://youtu.be/ptjO-RDlGgg\

Becky Field is a photographer and advocate for immigrant communities. Her photography illustrates that, while we may have very different backgrounds, we all have the same dreams for a safe home, good jobs, quality education, and freedom to practice our faith. Many people know about Becky’s ongoing project, Different Roots, Common Dreams: New Hampshire’s Cultural Diversity, and the books and exhibits from this project. The photographs bring compassionate attention to our new American neighbors, and honors the families who have found a new home in the Granite State.

However, few people know about her former life. For 25 years before picking up her camera, she was a federal wildlife ecologist and a university professor. Studies of ecosystems and photography of diversity might seem worlds apart. Had she made an irrational leap from trekking the Arctic tundra to documenting a week long Hindu celebration? Recently she has been thinking of the parallels between natural ecosystems and cultural diversity.

In this conversation with NH Peace Action director, Will Hopkins, they explored the threads that connect our understanding of natural ecosystems and multicultural communities, with special focus on how interconnections can lead to greater 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, Gray Fitzgerald, David Grishaw-Jones, Becky Field, Janet Simmon, and John Gregory-Davis. To contact, call or email NHCUCC office at 603-225-6647 or nhcucc@nhcucc.org.

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: https://nhpeaceaction.org/

Peace Action (National): https://www.peaceaction.org/

American Friends Service Committee: https://www.afsc.org/

Friends Committee on National Legislation: https://www.fcnl.org/

UCC Justice and Peace Action Network (JPANet):
https://www.ucc.org/category/column/justice-peace-action-network-monthly-newsletter/

Never Again NH: http://neveragainactionnh.org/

Global Ministries: https://www.globalministries.org/
Global Ministries is a common missional witness of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ.

Poor People's Campaign :https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/about/

UCC Palestine Israel Network: https://www.uccpin.org/