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Advocacy & Social Justice
Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie opened Ecumenical Advocacy Days on Tuesday with a rousing sermon in which the biblical story of Jesus feeding the 5,000 became a rallying cry to be courageous, persistent and compassionate in a world where it often seems there aren’t enough resources to go around.
Saint James Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, North Carolina, has been involved in social justice ministry “from its inception,” Ruling Elder Mildred Powell says.
The Rev. Dr. Diane Givens Moffett, president and executive director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency, offers us this homily she delivered via Zoom Wednesday as part of the PMA’s Chapel Service. Click on the link above to view Moffett’s 15-minute homily.
The Office of Public Witness is asking Presbyterians to demand that members of Congress act immediately to reduce gun violence in the United States, which has seen 130 mass shootings since Jan. 1.
The headquarters for the Tres Rios Presbytery Border Ministry Foundation is located in El Paso, Texas — about 50 feet, through an imposing iron “fence” — from Juarez, Mexico.
Twenty churches and faith-based organizations, including the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), have sent a joint letter asking the United States to change its policy toward Cuba to reduce hardships on the Cuban people and to remove hindrances to providing humanitarian assistance.
With the one-year anniversary of Russia’s continued aggression toward Ukraine looming on Friday, a webinar was held Thursday to discuss the impact of nonviolent resistance against the war and to make recommendations to Congress, including stressing the need for diplomacy.
Last week’s webinar hosted by the Center for Social Justice and Reconciliation at Union Presbyterian Seminary looked at real-world examples of how faith communities are working to house some of the unhoused people in their community.
The Rev. Denise Anderson, director of Compassion, Peace & Justice in the Presbyterian Mission Agency, had an hour-long conversation with an old friend last week and invited the rest of us to listen in.
Third Act, whose members are age 60+, is organizing a Day of Action that will give people, regardless of age, an opportunity on March 21 to pressure the “Big Four” banks (Bank of America, Chase, Citibank, and Wells Fargo) to stop bankrolling the expansion of the fossil fuel industry.