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I need you to work late translating again tonight, Kurt,” Rev. Seung Min Shin told me at the end of the day. He handed me a statement written in Korean by Christians from North and South Korea in consultation. “We need the English version to send to the World Council of Churches tomorrow, and then we can use it for our peace treaty campaign,” he explained.
Rev. Daniel Izquierdo, General Secretary of the Presbyterian-Reformed Church of Cuba (PRCC), spoke to members and invited guests of the Cuba Partnership Network on June 20 at the 222nd Presbyterian General Assembly. Izquierdo said he sees a new openness to dialogue, but after 57 years of misunderstanding and mistrust, it is still going to be a long journey.
You may not see them, but they pick the crops, sweep the floors, care for the children and elderly, build infrastructure, labor in factories, cook and serve. They often have to leave their home countries and families to find a job. They send much of their earnings back home to their families.
The New Wilmington Mission Conference—July 23−30—held on the campus of Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, is regarded as the oldest annual mission conference in the United States.
Presbyterians attending the 222nd General Assembly in Portland, Oregon, will have an opportunity to recognize refugees seeking to start a new life. Monday, June 20th is World Refugee Day, established by the United Nations to recognize the millions of refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide, forced to leave their homes because of persecution, conflict and war.
In May, Presbyterian World Mission received news of the deaths of two career Presbyterian missionaries in the Middle East, each with more than 40 years of service.
It seems like a no-brainer: the U.S. department of Agriculture’s plan to donate 500 metric tons of surplus dry roasted peanuts to feed 140,000 malnourished children in Haiti. But if you look just a little deeper, Presbyterian World Mission and dozens of other concerned organizations, say it is actually a recipe for disaster.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance visits displaced residents
A personal report from the Rev. Dave Carver on how he sees a full spectrum of mission involvement as key to transformational ministry at home and overseas. Carver is pastor at First United Presbyterian Church of Crafton Heights, a church in Pittsburgh Presbytery.
Celebrating resilience through theater and the arts in the Philippines
Every Saturday in the Casa Esperanza shelter, Gail (name changed) assists artist-trainer Onna in arts-based sessions for girls who have survived sexual abuse.