Advocacy & Social Justice

International Peacemaker hopes to shed new light on Palestine

For Areej Masoud, life is anything but easy. The Bethlehem, Palestine native is in the midst of transition, having just left her position as communications and administrative officer for Kairos Palestine, a Christian organization working to end the Israeli occupation. She is now the marketing and development officer for Bethlehem Bible College.

PC(USA) churches invited to become ‘Courageous Congregations’

With approval from newly appointed Stated Clerk J. Herbert Nelson, Presbyterian World Mission and Presbyterian Women are working together to provide resources to churches that want to act as “Courageous Congregations” in October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Congregations are asked to speak about issues related to gender-based and sexual violence by preaching, teaching or holding a service of healing for survivors.

Kentucky Council of Churches joins ‘Higher Ground Moral Day of Action’

Faith leaders and activists gathered today on the steps of the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort demanding legislatures uphold the values and principles upon which the United States was founded. The group of 80 progressive clergy and supporters joined similarly-timed “Higher Ground Moral Day of Action” demonstrations around the country asking elected officials to apply guidelines present in the Constitution, Bible, Quran and other holy texts to policy making.

Empowering women in East Africa

As the organizer and secretary of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA) National Woman’s Guild, she’s working to change the perception about women in East Africa.

SDOP partners with 11 groups in Belize

In 2010, Presbyterian Self-Development of People selected Belize as a focus country as a part of the new international funding strategy.  After the first visits to the country, in 2011 SDOP decided to work with grassroots’ communities located in the southern part of the country because of the precarious conditions and poverty in this region. Since… Read more »

National Urban Ministry Network honors memory of Eugene Blackwell

In an open letter to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the church’s National Urban Ministry Network honored the memory of the recently passed Rev. Eugene “Freedom” Blackwell and encouraged readers to join them in continuing his fight for social and racial justice “for all of those who suffer in our cities.”

Season of Peace begins with the call to ‘Come to the Table’

The 2016 Season of Peace is underway and Presbyterian churches began the month-long emphasis on Sunday with the theme “Come to the Table of Peace.” The emphasis is designed to encourage congregations to seek or enhance their focus on becoming peacemakers.