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Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) delegation crosses border into Mexico

It’s been a long four months for Marleny and her family. Since Aug. 28, she, her daughter, son-in-law and nine-year-old grandson have been on the road from El Salvador to the U.S. border. They’ve been at the Mexico-U.S. border for two weeks and are still waiting to talk with border officials.

Bridging the partisan divide topic of D.C. panel

Representing the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is a bit harder these days for the Rev. Jimmie Hawkins, director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Office of Public Witness in Washington, D.C.

Making a blanket statement

One day last week the Rev. Irvin Porter invited about four dozen staff working at the Presbyterian Center to stand on the blanket of their choosing among about 20 covering a conference room floor.

Our eyes and ears in Katowice, Poland

More than 28,000 people have gathered in Katowice, Poland for the 24th  United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change “Conference of the Parties” (COP), and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is there.

Si visita la frontera entre EE. UU. y México, regrese y cuente su historia

En lugar de confiar en los medios de comunicación o las versiones del gobierno sobre lo que está pasando en la frontera entre Estados Unidos y México, es mejor que el pueblo presbiteriano dialogue con las personas y asociados que laboran en la cuestión de la inmigración.

‘Transgender people cannot be erased’

An advocacy committee is calling on Presbyterians, including church leaders, to speak out against the Trump administration’s request last month that the Supreme Court fast-track a ruling on a Pentagon policy restricting military service by transgender people.

#MeToo, women’s equality panel set for Nov. 9 at SFTS

Women’s equality issues specific to the church are at the heart of a Nov. 9 panel discussion from 2:30 p.m. through 4 p.m. PST at Scott Hall on the campus of San Francisco Theological Seminary, 105 Seminary Road in San Anselmo, Calif.

ACSWP’s new General Assembly resources focus on civic responsibility, religious freedom

The Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy (ACSWP), which serves the Church by providing the General Assembly with careful studies on issues with moral challenges, Christian discernment, and making policy recommendations for faithful action, announced the publication of two new General Assembly resources. Honest Patriotism is a theological and ethical guide on civic responsibility. Religious Freedom Without Discrimination describes claims of religious freedom being used to exempt individuals and employers from providing women’s reproductive health coverage or goods and services to LGBTQ+ individuals.