Seeking justice for women
Presbyterians at the Commission on the Status of women
The 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women met from March 10 – 21, 2014 in New York. This functional commission will make recommendations on “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls.” Presbyterians from across the country took part in the Commission. With our partners in Ecumenical Women,Presbyterians advocated for:
- poverty and hunger, which disproportionately impacts women and children worldwide;
- greater access to employment;
- greater access to health care services for women; and
- prevention of violence against women and girls.
Our colleague Christina Mangale of the Lutheran Office for World Community had the opportunity to speak to the Commission on behalf of Ecumenical Women. Young Women's Leadership Development provided scholarships for nine young women to attend the Commission. Additional sources of information about the Commission include:
- Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations’ Facebook page
- Presbyterian Women’s Facebook page
- Racial Ethnic Young Women Together’s Facebook page
- National Network of Presbyterian College Women’s Facebook Page
- The Swords into Plowshares blog
- Ecumenical Women’s blog
- Ecumenical Women’s Facebook page
- The Commission on the Status of Women’s Facebook page
- UN Women’s Web page
Advocacy Training Weekend 2014
Many types of violence afflict our world. Come to the Advocacy Training Weekend to address the causes of that violence and to seek hopeful solutions. Training will kickoff March 21, 2014 with Compassion, Peace and Justice Training Day for Presbyterians. Learning will continue with our ecumenical sisters and brothers during Ecumenical Advocacy Days the remainder of the weekend.
"Through prayer, worship, speakers, and advocacy training we will discover a faith-based vision for national policies that “guide our feet into the path of peace” (Luke 1:79), all culminating with Monday’s Congressional Lobby Day on Capitol Hill."
compassion, peace and justice TRAINING DAY
- Date: Friday, March 21, 2014
- Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Location: New York Avenue Presbyterian Church (1313 New York Ave. NW)
- Cost: $70 (CPJ Day, not attending EAD), $50 (CPJ Day, also attending EAD), $30 (CPJ Day, students/youth under 30)
Ecumenical advocacy days
- Date: Friday, March 21 - Monday, March 24, 2014
- Time: Begins at 7:00pm March 21
- Location: Crystal City Double Tree (300 Army-Navy Drive)
- Cost: $195 (Friday through Monday - price will increase to $210 after February 21), $100 (Friday and Saturday only), $100 (Sunday and Monday only)
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Update on South Sudan: World Mission Webinar
View the Presbyterian World Mission webinar to learn about the recent events unfolding in South Sudan and how the church is working to end violence and bring about reconciliation. Hear from mission workers who have worked in the region, global partners from South Sudan, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian United Nations Office and Presbyterian World Mission staff.
Observe an Orange Day on the 25th of each month
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.
Share your ideas and ways your congregation observes Orange Days.
View young adult interns as they reflect on their commitment to end violence against women and girls.
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)
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is Jonathan Randal a member of the Presbyterian Church?
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