Advocacy & Social Justice

El Salvador water systems celebrate 10 years, thanks to SDOP

by Teresa Bidart It has been a long time since the Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People (SDOP) first heard from The Community of San Luis, Aguacayo  in El Salvador. It was in 2002 when this community group sent their request for funds to install a water system for 57 families. The community members had not… Read more »

Earth Day: Celebrating service to the environment

By Scott O’Neill | Presbyterian News Service Observing its 45th anniversary today, Earth Day has been the catalyst for a number of environmental regulations and laws over the life of its existence. Thanks to the voices of neighbors, activists and lawmakers committed to environmental oversight, the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and the Endangered… Read more »

Flagstaff Federated Church achieves energy independence with solar power

Conversion won Interfaith Power and Light 2012 Cool Congregation Challenge award By Scott O’Neill | Presbyterian News Service Before Rachel Davis’ current position as program director for the Flagstaff Federated Community Church in Flagstaff, Ariz., she only dreamed about solar power. She worked as a volunteer with Christians for the Earth, a group within the church that… Read more »

Damayan Migrant Workers Association protects rights of workers

By Wayne Gnatuk | Self-Development of People Lydia finally escaped. From the Philippines, she had come to the United States as a volunteer with her church’s religious mission. At first, she did fundraising work for the church but, after two years, Lydia was sent to New Jersey to serve as a church secretary. Instead, she… Read more »

SDOP partners with New Orleans and Delta Wetlands

By Joseph Johnson Presbyterian Self-Development of People continues to be active in New Orleans through its partnerships with A Community Voice and Voice of the Ex-Offender. We collaborate with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and Presbyterian Hunger Program to partner with New Orleans and Delta Wetlands community groups. Self-Development of People is partnering with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and the… Read more »