A year of service, a lifetime of deeper questions. One of the many ways the Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) program hopes to challenge participants is through the forming and continual reshaping of the program’s own concepts about service. This is done best when young volunteers and local people of faith walk together to encourage, challenge and inspire one another.
“When the church is awake, justice is done,” says the Rev. Heidi Worthen Gamble.
Gamble serves as mission catalyst for Pacific Presbytery, which worked in conjunction with a Southern California church movement called Matthew 25/Mateo 25 to secure the recent release of a Guatemalan immigrant pastor who had been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Since gaining its independence, South Sudan has been embroiled in a violent civil war that has deepened ethnic divides. Presbyterians are collaborating with church partners on a peace-building initiative.https://www.presbyterianmission.org/wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=resources
Presbyterians from across the country joined more than 150,000 people in Washington, D.C. last weekend for the People’s Climate March. Crowds lined the streets from the Capitol to the White House, ending the march at the Washington Monument. The large demonstration and smaller ones around the country were planned to coincide with the Trump administration’s 100th day in office.
Download Poster General Assembly policy on environmental racism and justice At the 2018 General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA), the following new policy was approved: On Responding to Environmental Racism and to Promote Environmental Justice The Presbytery of Monmouth overtures the 223rd General Assembly (2018) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to Renew our… Read more »
As Christy Foster stood on a hillside overlooking the Guadalupe River at the Presbyterian Mo-Ranch Assembly, she remembered all at once just how much—and for how long—she had wanted to be in camp and conference ministry.
“Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” — Luke 23:42