Turning the Tables ... Are you in?
a compassion, peace and justice big tent summit
August 1-3, 2013
“Then Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who were selling and buying in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves…”
Matthew 21: 12-14
This hands-on conference will focus on food justice and how it relates to other broken systems in our society and will provide:
- Visits to local community gardens and environmental justice sites
- Community organizing training
- Creative worship service
- Interactive workshops
- Art and play
- Skills to take back home
A joint statement on the peace of the Korean peninsula
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and Presbyterian church of korea
Presbyterians in the United States and Korea have a long history of shared mission as followers of Jesus Christ. Leaders of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the Presbyterian Church of Korea gathered from April 17 – 19, 2013 to pray and think together about future directions our shared mission might take.
The mission consultation occurred at a time of increased tension on the Korean Peninsula. Out of a shared faith and concern, the gathered group wrote a joint statement on the peace of the Korean Peninsula.
While each communion has spoken for peace and justice on the Korean Peninsula in the past, this marks one of the few times that representatives of the two communions have made a joint statement.
Read the statement. Watch for more information on a joint season of prayer.
Observe an Orange Day on the 25th of each month: NEW IDEAS
Witness and act for an end to violence against women and girls
On the 25th of each month – join people around the world in observing an Orange Day to work for an end to violence against women and girls. This call comes from Say NO – UNiTE to End Violence against Women, a social mobilization platform on ending violence against women and girls that is related to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s campaign, UNiTE to End Violence against Women.
The Congo Team of the Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church invites all to participate in CongoSwim on August 25 as a vehicle to raise consciousness and support for women and youth leaders working for a peaceful, just and sustainable Congo. Find ways you can participate.
Share your ideas and ways your congregation observes Orange Days.
For your prayers each week
Each week brings concerns and joys that we lift to God in prayer. In a new feature on our blog, we now provide three international joys or concerns that individuals or worshiping communities may use in prayer. The post includes an invitation to share additional concerns or joys for prayer.
- Pray for peace, reconciliation and democracy in Madagascar
- Pray for an end to violence in South Sudan
- Call the tourist industry to support the Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct that seeks to end the sexual exploitation of children
- Participate in the Red Hand Campaign to end the use of children as soldiers
- Learn about some past seminars hosted at the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations
How to schedule a seminar
Amid the restless spirits and often-tough diplomacy of the United Nations, the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations helps inspire, equip and connect Presbyterians for ministry as faithful disciples of Jesus in the global community. We educate with the hope of helping individuals live out God’s call in Christ to live with compassion, seek peace, and pursue justice wherever they go.
Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations
The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations represents the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) at the United Nations. Staff members help inspire, equip and connect Presbyterians for ministry as faithful disciples of Jesus in the global community. The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations helps Presbyterians witness to the nations of the world, in the name of Jesus Christ, based on the policies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assemblies to the United Nations. Through the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, the church responds to Christ’s call to bring good news to the poor, proclaim release to the captives and to let the oppressed go free. The church lives out the reality that “God sends the church in the power of the Holy Spirit to share with Christ in establishing God's just, peaceable, and loving rule in the world." (Book of Order, G-3.0300)
Hi Pal, Johnathan Randal is, as far as I know, not a member of the PC(USA). The NGO Working Group on Israel-Palestine sponsored an event with him because of the book he has written.
is Jonathan Randal a member of the Presbyterian Church?
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