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Hunger & Poverty
In recognition of World Food Day, the Presbyterian Hunger Program has announced that more than 70 Presbyterian churches have become Hunger Action Congregations since the initiative was announced last summer.
How does your church commemorate World Food Day? For some congregations, the day during Food Week of Action means a special meal offered to community residents who wrestle with poverty and hunger. Others use the annual campaign to promote what they’re already doing, such as community gardens or food pantries.
For more than 17 years, the Presbyterian Hunger Program (PHP), through its Joining Hands initiative, has been tackling the root causes of hunger and poverty. PHP staff recently gathered with representatives from several countries to look at the progress and where to go from here.
Clear blue skies were on display during the opening day of the Presbyterians for Earth Care Conference at Menucha Retreat and Conference Center near Portland, Oregon. Just two weeks ago, organizers were concerned that the smoke and flames from a season of wildfires would force them to find a new location.
Churches across the U.S. have proven to be a major source of income for a handful of communities in Guatemala through the celebration of Palm Sunday. The annual purchase of palm branches through the Eco-Palms program, is helping residents living in the Maya Biosphere Reserve.
First Presbyterian Church of Monticello, Illinois is not a large church, but it has a big heart. Over its 175-year history church members have always given back to the community says Pastor Paul Spangler. But a few years ago, the church tried something different for Vacation Bible School and the results proved beneficial for many residents in the small town as well as the church itself.
The Presbyterian Hunger Program has a long history of advocating for farmworkers that supply vegetables for restaurants and grocery chains. Now the ministry is hoping to see success for dairy farmworkers.
The Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People has a long list of volunteers who champion the ministry’s mission. For the Rev. Johnny Monroe, its been a lifelong commitment.
Por conteo a mano alzada, una gran parte de los/as asistentes a la plenaria de Big Tent el viernes por la tarde (7 de julio) indicaron que al menos habían leído Waking Up White por Debby Irving, un libro sobre el privilegio blanco recomendado a la iglesia por las Co -Moderadoras de la Asamblea General, Jan Edmiston y T. Denise Anderson.
세인트 루이스 – 금요일 오후 빅텐트 전체 회의 (7월 7일)에 참석한 사람들 중 상당수는 총회 공동 총회장인 Jan Edmiston 과 T. Denise Anderson 목사의 추천으로 백인 특권에 관한 책인 Debby Irving의 Waking Up White을 읽었다고 손을 들며 응답했다.