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Advocacy & Social Justice

‘If anyone can bring the fire, it’s the people of God’

Gathered in person for the first time since 2019, Ecumenical Advocacy Days’ 2024 Spring Summit got off to an inspired start Friday courtesy of the Rev. Teresa “Terri” Hord Owens, General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada.

Presbyterians urged to contact their senators on initiatives that limit free speech, advocacy for Palestinian rights

As college students and others protest the war in Gaza and urge divestment from companies that profit from violations of the rights of Palestinians — and call for an end to U.S. military support for those human rights violations — the PC(USA)’s Office of Public Witness is asking Presbyterians to oppose a pair of bills already passed in the U.S. House of Representatives that OPW says will limit free speech and advocacy rights in this country.

Navigating ministry along the migration route

During the launch of the Mesoamerican Mission and Migration Network in El Salvador last March, delegates from churches and other institutions engaged in lively discussions on migration. The voices of women working in ministries and organizations along the migratory route resounded in my ears.

New PC(USA) mission network begins work in earnest

Following up on their historical meeting in March, which brought together a large group of diverse church partners and groups, the Mesoamerica Mission Network (La Red de Misión y Migración en Mesoamérica), previously referred to as the Central America Mission Network, now turns its attention to the day-to-day work required for building an intercultural solidarity network around migration issues and justice.

Latest webinar focuses on nationalism and Christian Zionism

Following up on their well-attended April webinar that examined the effects of the settler-colonial experience on Palestinians, the PC(USA)’s Christian Zionism working group, which includes PC(USA) national staff, congregation members and grassroots Presbyterians connected to the Israel/Palestine Mission Network (IPMN), will present its second in a series of webinars titled “Nationalism and Christian Zionism.”

Upcoming webinar focuses on migration issues

The PC(USA)’s World Mission Office of the Middle East and Europe, in conjunction with several denomination partners, is sponsoring a webinar focused on the challenges faced by forced migration. “People on the Move” is scheduled for Wednesday, May 8 at 11 a.m. Eastern Time.