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The Justice and Advocacy Commission of the National Council of Churches is a collaborative venture of America's community of ecumenical Christians, who seek to be faithful in our day to the ancient prophet's call for all people of faith to ". . .do justice and love mercy . . ." (Micah 6:8), and the timeless mandate of Jesus to "love your neighbor as yourself" (Mark 12:31),  with the promise " . . .that all may have life, and have it abundantly" (John 10:10 NRSV).

Through the Commission, churches and their agencies, regional councils of churches and related organizations are invited to work together to pursue justice in today's complex society -- addressing poverty, peacemaking, racial and gender justice, environmental stewardship -- and to respond with a common voice to issues of moral crisis as they arise. 

As with the other four NCC program commissions, Justice and Advocacy takes a holistic approach to its assignment, drawing on the full range of insights, disciplines and perspectives of the Christian faith, that God's love may be more fully revealed in all creation.

     Doing Justice and Advocacy . . .

Ecumenical Staff in Justice and Advocacy

In the NCC New York Office
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 880
New York, NY 10115:

Wesley M. "Pat" Pattillo 

Associate General Secretary for Justice & Advocacy 
and Communication  (retired June 2011):

(917) 690-6075

Ann Tiemeyer 
Director, Women's Ministry Program and 
Justice for Women
Phone  (212) 870-3407; Fax (212) 870-2030

In the NCC Washington Office
110 Maryland Avenue, NE, Suite 108,
Washington DC 20002:

Cassandra Carmichael 
Director of the Washington Office and the
NCC Eco-Justice Program
Phone (202) 481-6928; Fax (202) 543-1297

Nate Hosler,
Advocacy Officer and Ecumenical Peace Coordinator

Kevin Williams 
Administrative Assistant for the Washington Office
Phone (202) 481-6924; Fax (202) 543-1297

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