Participation, advocacy and education describe our Peace and Justice Commission, which works to identify and fight the root causes of social injustice by clarifying social issues and recommending priorities for study and effective use of resources by the St. Mark congregation.
P&J participates in the annual Bread for the World Offering of Letters and is involved in advocacy efforts regarding human trafficking, gun control and Middle East peace. And each January, P&J kicks off its eight-week Great Decisions Foreign Policy Discussions educational programs.
St. Mark’s annual “Alternative” Christmas Market is also hosted by P&J. This popular event is held the Sunday before Thanksgiving to offer an “alternative” to traditional holiday shopping. Available for purchase are crafts, books, Free Trade food items, jewelry and many other items from some 20 local service organizations and cooperatives around the world. All proceeds benefit the participating charities.
To get involved with any of the above organizations, simply visit the Volunteer Skills page for the volunteer opportunity that interests you.