Posts By: catherinegordon

Lack of US Gun Control Contributes to Violence Abroad

This article was researched and written by Madalyn Sailors, our 2023 Summer Fellow for International Issues In July, the Mexican government continued its efforts to hold U.S. gun manufacturers responsible for facilitating the trafficking of weapons to drug cartels across the U.S.-Mexico border. It urged a U.S. appeals court to revive a $10 billion lawsuit… Read more »

Take Action to End Gun Violence Now!

It has happened again! This time the city of Nashville has been added to the list of cities and universities that have had to endure the unimaginable pain of losing loved ones to gun violence. It is unthinkable that six children of God were murdered at Covenant Presbyterian Church: The Covenant School. Just last month… Read more »

The Holy Family’s migration story still happens today

By Lucy McDermott, Young Adult Volunteer “13 Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you, for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy… Read more »

A Reflection on Loss and Damage for a Season of Thanksgiving

By Lucy McDermott, Young Adult Volunteer My name is Lucy McDermott: I am the Young Adult Volunteer at OPW this year, working on the immigration and environment portfolios. A lot of my work over the past couple of weeks has centered around COP27, a large international climate summit attended by government and NGO representatives, including… Read more »

Gender Justice: An Urgent Need

  By Sarah Myers  Sarah Myers is our International Summer Fellow and will be working on gender justice issues.  She is a graduate of Presbyterian College and is currently working on her Master’s degree in history at Georgetown University where she is focusing on the history of female combatants in Zimbabwe and Namibia. Sarah will… Read more »

PCUSA Joins 23 Faith Organizations in Letter to President Biden on Cuba Policy

President Joseph R. Biden The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 June 29, 2022 Dear President Biden: As representatives of faith-based denominations and organizations, many of whom have a long history of relationships with Cuban faith partners, we are writing to thank you and your administration for taking measures to lift some… Read more »

Join us for a webinar – Israel/Palestine: Is this Apartheid? May 3rd at noon EDT

Israel/Palestine:  A discussion with human rights experts — is this Apartheid? May 3rd, 12 – 1pm EDT Click here to register! Sponsored by the Office of Public Witness, Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, World Mission, and the Israel Palestine Mission Network Many Palestinians have for decades looked to the Black South Africans’ struggles against… Read more »

Linking Our Voice: Change Not Chains

LINKING OUR VOICES: Make Paper Chains with Jubilee USA’s Change, Not Chains Campaign   Who: You and thousands around the country will link your voices to break the chains of global poverty, debt, and economic injustice. COVID 19 takes lives, impacts jobs, affects healthcare, and drives a global economic crisis. What: Your chain symbolizes the… Read more »