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You’re Invited: ACT Now- Unite to End Racism

On April 3-5, 2018 the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, including the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will gather in Washington, D.C. for a historic event to launch its Truth and Racial Justice Initiative. As we mark 50 years since the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4,… 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 »

Rev. Jimmie Hawkins Responds to Horrific Shooting in Parkland, FL

February 15, 2018 We are grieving but not surprised to hear of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida in which 17 of God’s children lost their precious lives. We understand that a young man took a tool of war and turned it upon his former classmates and teachers in act… Read more »

Legislative Update: Faithful Solidarity with Dreamers

Since the Trump administration terminated the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in September 2017, more than 18,800 DACA recipients have seen their protections expire. As Congress considers proposals to protect dreamers, the White House and some Members of Congress have offered frameworks that would prevent family unification, deprive dreamers of an opportunity to… 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 »

From Rev. Hawkins: “This is a Moral Shut Down”

The government has shut down because Congress could not work together to come up with a Continuing Resolution to pay federal employees. But pressing questions must be asked as to how we arrived at this point: Why are many members of Congress unable to set aside partisan differences and fulfill the basic responsibilities of governing… Read more »

Rev. Nelson and Rev. Hawkins Sign on to letter Urging Congress to Act on Top Priorities

Dear Senator/Representative: As leaders representing a broad array of religious beliefs and faith traditions, we write to urge you to enact four urgent priorities that Congress must address before the continuing resolution expires on January 19, 2018. We come from a variety of faith perspectives, but our moral principles and scriptural teachings all affirm the… Read more »

Rev. Jimmie Hawkins Responds to the President’s Comments on Immigration

  “And they came and said to (Jesus), “Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and show deference to no one; for you do not regard people with partiality, but teach the way of God in accordance with truth.” — Mark 12:14; Matthew 22:16 On Thursday during a meeting with members of Congress the 45th… Read more »

The Faithful Budget

PREAMBLE   Our Message to Political Leaders   As communities of faith, we respect and care for one another as a sacred imperative that expresses our endeavor to “love our neighbor as ourselves.” But American society as a whole is called to be a place where we delight in the value of each and every… Read more »