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JPRC
At PCEA Kariobangi South Church/Parish Justice, Peace and Reconciliation Committee (JPRC) was started way back in the year 2000.
J – Justice: A way of life that is fair, equal and balanced for everyone and the environment It is a relational term – People living in right relationship with God, one another and the environment we live in. As God is just and loving, so are we called to do justice and to live in love and harmony The bible makes social justice a core element of faith and a fundamental expression of Christian Discipleship. We should strive to do good, seek and bring justice (Isaiah 1:17). Also, to show justice, love, kindness and to walk humbly with God (Micah 6:8).
P – Peace: This is freedom from disturbance; a state of tranquility. Conveys a dynamic and static meaning to be complete or whole or live well. God alone is the source of peace for He is Jehovah Shalom (Judges 6:24. Love for and obedience to God’s laws brings peace to a person’s life. Peace in Biblical terms does not just mean the absence of war (Psalm 119:165) Peace represents many concepts such as safety, happiness, favor, prosperity and welfare. It is also a sound stable and complete life. We should at all times endeavor to promote peace.
R – Reconciliation: The restoration of friendly relations Colossians 3:13 – Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. The Lord’s prayer states “Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors”. This emphasis on forgiveness embraces humility and is the key to reconciliation. Therefore no one should count themselves right, but thank God for forgiving them. In relations, reconciliation should be effected properly in families; between person to person; community to community and nation to nation.
C – Creation: This is the action or process of bringing something into existence. Genesis 1: 1-31 – Verse 31 God saw all that He had made and it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning – the sixth day God created, brought into existence, all that is around us including human beings. In Vs. 28-30, God gave man authority over all creation. As part of the creation, we (humans) should be good stewards and maintain what was given to us freely for we and all that’s on earth are God’s.

VISION

CORE OBJECTIVES

MISSION STATEMENT

To evolve a congregation that can make informed choices on social, political, economical and religious matters bringing them closes to the Government and the Government closes to them.

To enlighten the people so that they can make informed choices on matters affecting their daily lives.

To enlighten the people on the role and responsibilities of the Government.

To enlighted the people on their rights, duties and responsibilities as citizen and to demystify the separations of the church and the state, so that the members can see them working together for a common good.

To work together with other members of the congregation to attain a peaceful co-existence between the church, society and the Government.

JPRC Leadership

ACHIEVEMENTS

CIVIC EDUCATION

ENVIRONMENT AWARENESS

Guided by the above core objectives, the TPRC at Karibangi South PCEA has been what can be termed as “Rapid Response Team” according to what the issue at hand may require.

  • Since it inception, civic education has been one of the areas that JPRC has adequately responded to during the past two General elections (2002 2007),and also during the process of preparing the new constitution which was promulgated last year (2010). This has involved inviting to Kariobangi South PCEA church prominent lawyers, provincial administration civic leaders to have a one on one talk with the congregation.
  • The JPRC has also been in the forefront on the campaign on preservation of habitable environment. These have been carried out through and during the JPRC annual day where the members participate in clean – up exercises within and around the church compound, by planting trees and flowers (beautification).The Landmark success was the removal of the garbage at the entrance to the church (next to the council market) which was an eye sore on 20th May, 2006.

IDPs

ACHIEVEMENTS

When Kenyans held this General Election in December 2007, the presidential results were disputed. This led to violent, ethical classes in some parts of the country leading to deaths and displacements of families from their farms (settlements). This resulted to what is now being referred to as IDPS.The JPRC (Kariobangi South PCEA) saw the plight of those IDPs and resolved to assist the IDPs camped at Ruringu Stadium. On ……………….. the JPRC went to Ruringu – Nyeri with cloths and foodstuff to distribute to the IDPs camped there.

RWANDA MISSION

This took place between 19th – 24th February 2010. The mission was organized by Nairobi East Presbytery JPRC. The main objective of the visit was to learn first hand the challenges faced by Rwanda people during and after the April, 1994 genocide.