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25+ Organizations Urge Trump to Ease Iran Sanctions to Combat Coronavirus

March 20, 2020 Dear President Trump, Sec. Mnuchin and Sec. Pompeo Containing the deadly COVID-19 pandemic will require a global effort with nations deploying all available resources at their disposal. Iran has become an epicenter for the outbreak, with 1,433 deaths and nearly 20,000 infected. To help stem the continued spread of the virus inside… Read more »

PCUSA Joins Call for Full Funding of UNRWA and Programs in West Bank and Gaza

March 2, 2020 Dear Members of Congress: We are writing as U.S. churches and church-related organizations, with a long commitment to working toward a peaceful and just resolution to the conflict in Israel-Palestine. Our faith commitment calls us to ensure that those who are most vulnerable receive the assistance they need. We were heartened to… Read more »

Imagine! God’s Earth and People Restored April 24th-27th

Join us for Advocacy Training Weekend Compassion Peace and Justice Training Day – April 24th & Ecumenical Advocacy Days – April 24th – 27th Imagine!  God’s Earth and People Restored   Around the world, the most marginalized communities disproportionately affected by hunger, poverty, and the structural history of colonialism and racism are experiencing the impacts… Read more »

Tell the Securities and Exchange Commission to Protect the Voice of Small Investors!

Tell the Securities and Exchange Commission to Protect the Voice of Small Investors! On November 5th 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)  proposed a rule that will limit small investors’ ability to file shareholder proposals and bring their concerns to corporate managers and boards. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) has been a driving force in… Read more »

Presbyterian Church (USA) Joins Faith Statement on Escalating Violence with Iran

As people of faith, we condemn the United States’ dangerous aggression towards Iran, including the assassination of Gen. Qassem Soleimani and the deployment of additional troops to the region. We urge the Administration to step back from the brink of war. Our faith communities see the futility of war, and its power to dehumanize. We… Read more »

To Solve the Housing Crisis, We Must Dismantle Systemic Racism

By: Langley Hoyt, Domestic Issues YAV People of color are disproportionately impacted by the housing crisis in the United States. This is not a coincidence, but a product of racism baked into the housing system over the course of decades. The U.S. has a long history of government-sanctioned policies that denied people of color, especially… Read more »

Office of Public Witness Supports the REAL Act

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (PC(U.S.A.)) has a long-standing history of engagement around criminal justice reform. In 1988, the 200th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) adopted a statement calling for “changing a prison system that is based on the concept of punishment to one that encourages the restoration of incarcerated citizens…” For that restoration… Read more »

OPW Statement on New “Public Charge” Regulation

  August 13 – Washington, DC Yesterday, the Trump administration announced that it is implementing a new “public charge” regulation as it continues to attempt to greatly reduce immigration levels into the United States.   This new criteria, Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds, will take effect on October 15th and will greatly expand the definition of… Read more »

Statement on Gun Violence and Recent Mass Shootings

“33 And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”)…  37 With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last. 38 The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. 39 And when the centurion, who stood there in front of… Read more »