Posts By: catherinegordon

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!

URGENT: Stop the Dismantling of Refugee Resettlement

URGENT: Stop the Dismantling of Refugee Resettlement A Refugee Admissions Goal of Less than 75,000 Is Inexcusable Background: News outlets are reporting that the Trump administration may set the refugee admissions goal for next fiscal year at less than 50,000 – which would already be the lowest goal in U.S. history. The average admissions goal… Read more »

Office of Public Witness Statement on Charlottesville

Statement on Charlottesville    Saturday was a horrific, tragic day in the annals of the United States of America. Peaceful protestors were confronted with violence. A young woman lost her life simply for daring to say no to racism. A hate group gathered to spread its toxic message and committed an act of terror.  … Read more »

PCUSA Stated Clerk Joins Jewish, Christian and Muslim National Religious Leaders in Call for Israeli-Palestinian Peace

National Interreligious Leadership Initiative for Peace in the Middle East Website:   In a letter to President Trump, thirty-five Jewish, Christian and Muslim national religious leaders agree that Israeli-Palestinian peace is possible. They believe, “based on the legitimate, long-standing aspirations of Israelis and Palestinians for national self-determination and security, a two-state solution still represents… Read more »