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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 »

OPW Signs on to Disaster Recovery Recommendations

To Majority Leader McConnell, Minority Leader Schumer, Speaker of the House Ryan, and Minority Leader Pelosi: We, the undersigned organizations, write as part of a Hurricane Housing Recovery Coalition to express our commitment to ensuring that federal housing recovery and rebuilding efforts are complete and equitable for all individuals and communities impacted by the devastation… Read more »

Host a “Dream Sabbath” in Support of Dreamers

The decision to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) by President Trump means we need to act now and reach out to members of Congress so that they understand the critical need to create a legal permanent solution for undocumented youth and young adults.  You can join an interfaith effort by signing on to the following letter… Read more »

PC(USA) Signs on to Top 10 Health Care Priorities Letter

Dear Senator: Last March, 43 various religious organizations, denominations, and faith traditions urged that any repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) meet our ten priorities for moral health care reform. These principles set out the moral framework that reflects our various faiths’ principles for care. The latest proposal from Senators Graham,… 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 »