Advocacy & Social Justice

No more complicity with sexual violence

There were tears in her eyes, as I’d expected there might be, and also an expression that seemed to say, “Thank you,” as her gaze met mine. Thank you for giving voice to the pain and injustice, for naming the complicity. Thank you for seeing me.

Webinar to illuminate Cameroon crisis

People looking to gain insight into the human suffering taking place in Cameroon can register to view a free webinar that will be presented at noon Eastern Time Wednesday by various ministries of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Experts offer advice to help churches discuss gun violence prevention

Gun violence prevention can be woven into various aspects of church life, from worship and pastoral care to Bible study and youth groups. But the potentially divisive topic warrants some preparation, thought and sensitive handling, according to experts featured in the latest webinar in the “Standing Our Holy Ground” series.

Racism, a ‘spirit fueled by hatred and fear’

Racism, the Rev. Dr. Mark Lomax told staff and guests at the Presbyterian Center on Wednesday, the actual birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is a spirit fueled by hatred and fear, a spirit born of a lie “that you and I, fellow Christians, refuse to address. You and I live into the lie to this very day.”

One critic’s top 10 films for 2019

Visual Parables’ Top Ten Film list is usually different from most lists because ethical and spiritual values in the films carry more weight than aesthetics. That the latter is important, however, is shown each year by the fact that faith-based films seldom show up on the list, most of these being dramatized sermons rather than open-ended works of art.

Self-Development of People celebrates its 50th anniversary

As we enter the 2020s, the United States finds itself frequently looking back to the early 1970s — a similar time of harsh political polarization, with issues of race and poverty a prominent part of our conversations and a church wondering how to address them.

Presbyterian UN Office addresses U.S.-Iran tensions

The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations is sending out a letter today to let the UN Security Council know the church’s view on recent tensions between the United States and Iran.

Presbyterian observers reflect on UN climate talks

Representatives from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and its partners have returned from an international climate conference that left some observers disappointed about a lack of aggressive action to protect the Earth.

PC(USA) Washington office calls for diplomacy with Iran

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness in Washington D.C. is urging members to contact their congressional representatives and ask them to oppose further military action against Iran without congressional approval.