In June of 2012, The Saskatchewan Conference of the United Church of Canada changed its structure. The Local Global Advocacy Network was given the mandate and responsibilities of the justice seeking committees of the conference with the following mandate and mission:
The Local/Global Advocacy Network will gather people in congregations of Saskatchewan Conference who are interested in justice work. The Network will encourage and challenge the church to reflect ethically and theologically as a compassionate, justice seeking and justice making community, living in respect with creation. The Network will relate to the wider church particularly in response to local and global issues being raised by General Council.
The United Network for a Just Peace in Palestine-Israel is a network of members and adherents of The United Church of Canada in solidarity with churches and other partners with the common goal of a Just Peace in Palestine-Israel. This network falls under the Local/Global Advocacy umbrella.
Connected to this network are several tasks of the Conference’s Work:
Saskatchewan Council for International Co-operation (SCIC) Representative: The task is to represent the Saskatchewan Conference on the Saskatchewan Council for International with responsibilities to attend the SCIC annual meeting, provide information back and forth between SCIC and Saskatchewan Conference as appropriate and be a member of the Local Global Advocacy Network.
Earthcare Connections Saskatchewan Representative: The task is to represent the Saskatchewan Conference on the Board of Directors of Earthcare Connections Saskatchewan, attend their meetings as required, provide information back and forth between Earthcare Connections Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Conference as appropriate and be a member of the Local Global Advocacy Network.
The MICAH Mission Representative: The task is to represent the Saskatchewan Conference on the MICAH Mission Saskatoon Board, provide information back and forth between The MICAH Mission and Saskatchewan Conference and be a member of the Local Global Advocacy Network.
Refugee Liaison: The task is to be a member of the Local /Global Advocacy Network; research and inform Saskatchewan Conference through the Local / Global Advocacy Network about current refugee issues; promote communication between sponsoring churches throughout the Conference; attend occasional refugee coalition gatherings;collect feedback from congregations and the General Council about the sponsorship process.
Representative on Provincial Moderating Committee on Chaplaincy (Chaplaincy for correctional facilities) The task is to represent the Saskatchewan Conference and the All Native Circle Conference on the Executive of the Provincial Moderating Committee on Chaplaincy, attend their Executive meetings as required, attend their annual meeting, and such other responsibilities as may arise from time to time. It will be performed by 1 person from either of the two Conferences to be determined by the mutual agreement of the Conferences. If the United Church representative is to be from Saskatchewan Conference, it will be performed a person nominated by the Nominations Committee and elected by the Conference. If the United Church representative is from Saskatchewan Conference, then they will be a member of the Local Global Advocacy Network. If the United Church representative is from All Native Circle Conference then they will be invited to be a member of the Local Global Advocacy Network. In either case, expenses associated with the task will be shared equitably between the two Conferences.
Conference Global Mission Personnel Co-ordinator:This task is of the combination of two positions the Conference Global Mission Personnel Facilitator and the Mission Interpreter Co-ordinator. The task is to be liaison with General Council Partners in Mission Working Unit; conduct first interviews with persons seeking overseas appointments; help establish support committees for persons overseas; arrange commissioning services for those appointed to overseas ministries; attend national gatherings of Mission Interpreters and Personnel Facilitators when called; receive information from the General Council Mission Education Co-ordinator about persons available for Mission Interpretation; contact Presbyteries to see where those persons who are available for Mission Interpretation can be best used and inform Presbyteries about available speakers and guidelines for Mission Interpretation; arrange the itinerary for persons available for Mission Interpretation