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Resources in Compassion, Peace and Justice
The Companion Guide to the Commitment to Peacemaking accompanies the Commitment to Peacemaking. It assists congregations, mid councils and theological institutions as they make, reaffirm and deepen their commitment to peacemaking. The Guide outlines a unique process of worship, spiritual grounding and reflection, community building and partnership, study and preparation, and direct action and advocacy,… Read more »
Developed by members of the Advisory Council in Church and Society for study and response as part of a policy development in preparation for the 199th General Assembly (1987), Presbyterians and Peacemaking: Are We Now Called to Resistance? examines the concept of resistance as a “stance of faith” embodied in Biblical and historical precedents. It… Read more »
The 204th General Assembly (1992) adopted these Guidelines for its own life and provided them as a tool to congregations and other bodies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to use in times of conflict and disagreement. The Guidelines offer clear, simple suggestions for dealing with differences, transforming them into opportunities for growth, grace and understanding…. Read more »
The “We Choose Welcome Action Guide” invites Presbyterians to extend biblical hospitality and stand in solidarity with our refugee neighbors. It includes background, guidance, and resources to help you and your congregation get started in welcoming refugees to our community.
Campus ministers are called to affirm the whole person, so what is our role as those who minister to students during college years who find themselves struggling with mental health issues? Because most ministers serving in higher education are not licensed therapists, what can a campus minister or other staff person do when confronted with… Read more »
Being a campus minister means you are often a “first responder” when students’ struggles with mental health become overwhelming. We hope this resource helps you feel more confident in what you have to offer when helping your students access the care they need.
Curated links to National 24/7 helplines including Disaster Distress Helpline, Suicide Prevention Helpline, Veterans Crisis Line, Domestic Violence Hotline, ChildHelp Child Abuse Hotline, and Trevor Project Lifeline for LGBTQ+ Young People. JPG version
Practical suggestions for pastors and churches with links to several sources of online training in skills of mental health first aid, suicide prevention, and trauma-informed pastoral care.
Produced by Presbyterian Mental Health Network (PMHN). Single sheet, downloadable. Designed for congregations, clergy, and communities. Coping with emotions of stress, fear and panic, and tips for promoting mental and spiritual well-being in the unfolding context.
This is a sermon from the Rev. Denise Anderson for SDOP Sunday 2020.