Posts By: catherinegordon

Office of Public Witness Signs Letter in Support of Anti-Corruption Legislation

March 1, 2018 Dear Member of Congress, We represent faith-based organizations, religious institutions, and investors working to alleviate poverty in countries across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. We have witnessed first-hand how proper stewardship of financial revenues and of God’s creation are critical drivers of development. Too often, mismanagement and corruption disenfranchise impoverished communities by… Read more »

An Invitation from Stated Clerk Rev. Dr. J Herbert Nelson II

The Stated Clerk Invites Presbyterians to Attend A World Uprooted:  Responding to Migrants, Refugees,  and Displaced People Advocacy Training Weekend April 20-23 Washington, DC   As we face a worldwide crisis of 65 million displaced peoples, we need to come together to learn about the issue and how to talk about the issue.  And most importantly, we… Read more »

PCUSA Office of Public Witness Joins Letter Calling for Continued Funding of UNRWA

February 6, 2018 President Donald J. Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Trump: As Christian denominations and organizations concerned about and working in the Middle East, we are writing to express our dismay at the recent decision to withhold $65 million in U.S. funding for the United Nations… Read more »

The Office of Public Witness Joins U.S. Civil Society Organizations in Call for Transparent Vote Count in Honduras

November 29, 2017 As U.S.-based civil society organizations, we call on the Honduran authorities to ensure that the vote count for presidential, legislative, and municipal elections is conducted in a completely transparent manner. The delays and lack of transparency that have characterized the process thus far have the potential to undermine faith in the legitimacy… Read more »

Office of Public Witness Signs on to Letter Urging Continued Support for Fight against HIV/AIDS – Dec 1 is World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is December 1, and there are worrying signs that the commitment to continue the fight against HIV/AIDS is waning.  The letter below, signed on to by the Presbyterian Office of Public Witness and other NGO and faith communities, urges continued US commitment.   November 29, 2017 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Senate Majority… Read more »

Join the Office of Public Witness and the Human Trafficking Roundtable for a webinar Human Trafficking:  Policy Briefing and Update October 11th 1-2pm (EST) Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked in countries around the world, including the United States. It is estimated that human trafficking is one of the most profitable… Read more »

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Signs on to Letter Calling for End to Myanmar’s Crimes against Humanity

UN member states should act to pressure Myanmar to end crimes against humanity We, a global coalition of 87 civil society organizations, urgently call upon UN member states to take immediate steps to address the human rights abuses and humanitarian catastrophe engulfing Myanmar’s ethnic Rohingya population. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and UN High Commissioner for… Read more »

Call to Prayer and Action for Las Vegas

  The United States of America has once again been rocked by the violence of a mass shooting in Las Vegas. With over fifty-eight people dead and a total of 515 injured, the numbers continue to climb. Our outrage cannot be contained. Our sadness cannot be lifted. This has gone on for far too long…. Read more »

OPW Signs on to Letter Asking Congress to Reject Hatred and Discrimination

Dear Representative/Senator, Anti-Muslim vitriol in public discourse has increased dramatically, fed by inflammatory statements and support for discriminatory policies. Among the most dangerous voices fueling this religious bigotry is ACT for America, a national organization that promotes anti-Muslim rhetoric and is hosting its annual conference in Crystal City, Virginia, next week. We write, respectfully, to… Read more »

Advocacy Training Weekend April 20-23

Save the Dates! Advocacy Training Weekend   A World Uprooted Human migration and the impact of conflict, climate, and corruption   April 20-23, 2018 in Washington, DC More information and registration coming soon!