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Mission Matters

A monthly update from Hunter Farrell, Director of World Mission, on the impact of Presbyterian mission in the world and the issues that affect mission co-workers, the people we walk with and assist in service to God, and our partners around the globe.

April 2014

Ending Violence against Women and Children

Five years ago Shannon Beck didn’t know she’d one day fill a unique role within World Mission – that of reconciliation catalyst.  The position grew out of a five-year dialog with World Mission, our global partners, PC(USA) congregations, and mission co-workers. The purpose was to identify critical global issues the church and its partners would collectively address.

Together – we identified those as evangelism, poverty alleviation, and reconciliation in cultures of violence, including our own.  The third is where Shannon’s role is so important.

“My job is to connect people across the Presbyterian Mission Agency and the denomination with our global partners and each other, “Shannon said. “Ultimately I’m here to support their effort and deepen our commitment and involvement in mission.”  

Focusing on ending violence against women and children, she says there are concrete ways each of us can work to achieve that goal. Specifically, being aware there are structural and systematic pieces connected with U.S. policy in the world that, together, we can change. Read more now.

Mission Matters Archives

March 2014 - Addressing Three Critical Global Issues—#1: Quality education for 1 million children by 2020
February 2014 - CEDEPCA: Caring for God's Creation
January 2014 - Young Adult Volunteers: New YAV Sites Opening

December 2013 - We are truly better together
November 2013 - South Sudanese: Displaced by violence
October 2013 - Haiti: the Presbyterian Church is here to stay


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