The 2016 General Assembly welcomed and adopted the Vision for Society Statement, which seeks to continue to place peacebuilding firmly at the heart of Christian discipleship and the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.
At the time, the convener of the Council for Church in Society, Very Rev. Dr. Norman Hamilton said, “This is a symbol of our desire that this statement will both be a stimulus for our engagement with wider society, as well as a powerful symbol that this is a calling of the whole Church to a highly important aspect of Christian and biblical witness.”
You can read the text of the Vision for Society Statement here.
Poster and Prayer Card
A digital copy of a poster of the Vision for Society statement and a prayer card are available in the downloads box. Alongside this, a copy of the statement as plain text is also available to download.
Two printed copies of the poster are available for each congregation and can be collected, along with a small bundle of prayer cards, from the Congregational Life and Witness office.
Additional posters and prayer cards can also be puchased.
For further information or details contact the CLW office:
Tel: +44(0)28 9041 7247 or
In PCI’s 500-plus congregations across Ireland, peacebuilding will look different. Different in Belfast as it will look from peacebuilding in Dublin as it will in Galway, or Cork; but its centrality to Christian discipleship remains the same wherever God has placed us.
To support congregations to prayerfully consider how they can outwork Christ’s call to be peacebuilders in their own communities, the Council for Congregational Life and Witness has produced a number of additional free resources:
“It is my prayer that our Vision for Society Statement and our continued commitment to peacebuilding will bear much fruit.”
Rev. Stephen Johnston, convener, Congregational Life and Witness Good Relations Panel.