Resources in Advocacy

Holy Discontentment Booklet

This document serves as a blueprint for Presbyterians who wish to engage more deeply with civic life and move their community deeper into advocacy and organizing for just public policy. Learn how to set a meeting with your Member of Congress, host a vigil, attend a town hall, and build your advocacy skills.

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.

The Little Ones: What Children Show Us (Sermon)

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 8: Bibliography

The resources that follow have been listed by the Educate A Child Initiative staff team members from among resources known to them. Many address larger issues in society such as racial and economic inequity that adversely affect educational outcomes. Others report on various advocacy strategies and efforts, while still others provide pastoral, theological, or logistical… Read more »

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 »