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PC(USA) 223rd GA Condemns President’s EO that Detains Families Indefinitely

The 223rd Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly “condemns the President’s June 20th Executive Order ‘Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation’ that further criminalizes migration through the expansion of family detention on military bases and other government property, potentially indefinitely.” Watch Rev. Jimmie Hawkins statement HERE The president’s order does nothing to address the plight… Read more »

Take Action on World Refugee Day: Tell Congress to Welcome Refugees

JOIN WORLD REFUGEE DAY NATIONAL CALL-IN DAY JUNE 20   TELL CONGRESS TO WELCOME REFUGEES: CLICK HERE OR CALL 1-866-961-4293* *PLEASE CALL THREE TIMES TO BE CONNECTED WITH YOUR REPRESENTATIVE AND BOTH OF YOUR SENATORS.   Right now, it is more important than ever for all of our elected officials to hear that their communities welcome refugees. More than… Read more »

End Family Separation: Decriminalize Migration Grassroots Tool Kit

“Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family,[g] you did it to me.” Matthew 25:40-41 NRSV   Update June 20, 2018–  The 223 General Assembly Condemns the President’s June 20th Executive Order “Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation” that further criminalizes migration… Read more »

Stated Clerk statement regarding the upcoming summit between leaders of the United States and North Korea

With the historic summit between President Donald Trump of the U.S. and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un nearing, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly Stated Clerk the Rev. J. Herbert Nelson, II has issued a statement reiterating the denomination’s persistent calls for a lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula.   “We lift our hearts in prayer for the… Read more »

PC(USA) Bail Out Curriculum

June 5, 2018 Money shouldn’t buy justice, however the way the system of cash bail currently works in this country, low-income people and people of color disproportionately remain in jail while the wealthy buy their liberty. This is a practice that should have been relegated to the history books. In 1833 the United States formally… Read more »

Watch the 3 Part Webinar Series on Building a Grassroots Advocacy Team

The Grow the Movement for Justice: A Three Part Grassroots Advocacy Training Webinar series teaches movement leaders how to harness and exercise communitypower to build just and faith-driven movements. “Deepening your Relationship with Elected Officials,” focuses primarily on forging a relationship with elected officials. Upon watching this webinar, viewers should hope to: Learn to navigate… Read more »

Prayer from the National Council of Churches in Korea

Our Prayer for the Successful US-DPRK Summit and Peace on the Korean Peninsula   Lord of Life, please join us in this time as we bow our heads praying for the peace of the Korean Peninsula. Please hear our prayers so that we may become one in the love and peace of Jesus Christ. We… Read more »