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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.
PC(USA) Strives to Alleviate Global Poverty Worldwide Through Quality Education By Tammy Warren | Presbyterian News Service Louisville, August 14, 2015—The goal is clear: provide quality education for 1 million children by the year 2020. It’s a goal established through an initiative adopted by the 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The initiative, titled… Read more »
Melissa Rift is living in Colorado as a member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) program. Young adult volunteers like Melissa Rift explore God’s calling in their lives while living as part of a Christian community in YAV partner sites around the world.
The Rev. Philip Akway Obang, general secretary of the South Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church (SSPEC) is sending regular updates about the changing situation in South Sudan and has asked for support of his American brothers and sisters.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is working in collaboration with its partner, the ACT (Action by Churches Together) Alliance to respond in the aftermath. As many as 6,000 families in Ecuador will receive food, water, sanitation and hygiene as well as community-based psychosocial support and non-food items.