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Resources in Advocacy

The Global Crisis for People Who Are LGBT and Their Families: A Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Response

The publication of this resource fulfills a commissioner resolution adopted by the 221st General Assembly (2014) directing that it be delivered to mid councils for study and action. It responds to the situation in “eighty-one countries where homosexuality is illegal, [and where] God’s global family includes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people who face persecution for simply being who they are, for whom they love, and with whom they create a family.” This resource is intended to raise awareness and prompt compassionate action on behalf of the PC(USA).

The Little Ones: Protecting the Vulnerable

Sermon delivered by The Rev. Kirby Lawrence Hill, Presbyterian Church of the Resurrection, Conyers, Georgia, and former moderator, Year of the Child Planning Team.

Prayers for children

Use these prayers in your congregation’s prayer station to recognize the Decade of the Child (2001-2011) as it concludes.

Educate a Child Toolkit Section 6: Vignette Guidelines

Ideally, we’re looking for an article between 500 and 800 words, written in a news-reporting style featuring highlights and quotes, including who and how many children are served through this ministry – whether it’s a tutoring program serving 20 children or a local advocacy effort affecting 25,000 students in your district. If any congregations involved… Read more »

Educate a Child Toolkit Section 4: School Board Advocacy

There is great hunger for a movement to protect and revitalize the promise of public education as our nation’s gateway to democracy and racial and economic justice. To do so, we will need to not only help individual children to succeed, but change the systems of education that routinely fail them. This type of change requires… Read more »

Educate a Child Toolkit

Want to start an education-oriented ministry in your congregation but don’t know where to begin? Already have an education program but want to be more effective? Involved in direct service but looking for a way to participate in local education advocacy? Have great ideas for a ministry but looking for funding sources? Check out the… Read more »

Washington Report

From the Presbyterian (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness, Spring 2015

Young Adult Engagement Report

At the beginning of 2012, the Reverend Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, PC(USA) Director for Public Witness identified two significant challenges for the PC(USA) Office of Public Witness. The first aimed to show what this ministry does. That is, the OPW seeks to serve the whole church, not just a self-selected affinity group. The second… Read more »

Presbyterian Women’s 2012-2015 Triennial Report

“Feed my sheep . . . ” Presbyterian Women make it their business to feed and tend Jesus’ sheep. This report highlights some of PW’s work in the world (tending Christ’s sheep) during the 2012–2015 triennium. But this report just hints at the abundance PW has shared during those 1,095 days. After you see what… Read more »