Advocacy & Social Justice

German Protestant Kirchentag draws 100,000 participants

This summer, Burkhard Paetzold, a mission co-worker and regional liaison for western and central Europe, joined about 100,000 other Protestants from across the globe for one of the world’s most unique gatherings, the German Protestant Kirchentag.

‘Flint’ documentary gets conversation started at Michigan cinema

People died and many more became extremely ill in the city’s 5-year-old water crisis that was still making headlines last week as the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance-produced documentary “Flint: The Poisoning of an American City” had its world premiere and opened in a chain of Michigan movie theaters.

We are called to faith, not fear

The root causes of migration are many. The answers are sometimes elusive. But Presbyterian World Mission, its mission co-workers and global partners are working together to find those answers.

Flint film aims to tell truth of the water crisis with residents’ voices

There is a point in “Flint: The Poisoning of an American City” where we have seen and heard how the Michigan city’s water system was contaminated with lead and the many ways in which public officials caused or allowed the tragedy to happen, and it’s easy to ask, “How has nobody gone to jail for this?” 

MRTI shares first round of General Assembly environmental compliance scores

The Presbyterian Church’s Committee on Mission Responsibility Through Investment has completed its first round of scoring corporations’ environmental records, finding some are making progress and others are at risk of potential divestment recommendations. 

Black Lives (still) Matter

Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with a colleague to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement and how it connects to the church. I am in no way an expert on the entirety of the Black Lives Matter movement. However, I have been a social justice faith abolitionist for many years and share a perspective that is grounded in my belief in Jesus and the practical side of the justice God calls forth.