World Mission

PC(USA) communications groups garner 17 Associated Church Press awards

Communications groups within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) were honored for their contributions to religious communications in 2015 with 17 “Best of the Christian Press” awards spanning a variety of topics and media. The awards were presented at the 100th anniversary gathering of the Associated Church Press, meting in St. Louis – the city in which it was founded – April 20-22.

Niger sets an example for the world

Muslims and Christians live together in peace by Kathy Melvin | Presbyterian News Service At a time when Christians-Muslim relations are discussed daily in nearly every corner of the world, Niger in West Africa remains one of the best examples of mutual respect and peaceful co-existence between the two faiths. “When the majority population is so… Read more »

Historic meeting between Cuban and US Presbyterians begins dialog

A delegation from the presbyteries of Peace River, Tampa Bay and Tropical Florida made a historic trip to Cuba in February 2016 to meet with leaders of the Presbyterian-Reformed Church in Cuba (PRCC), their first official meeting in 54 years.

Compassion, Peace and Justice Training Day opens in Washington

Panel discussion takes up racism, class and power by Rick Jones | Presbyterian News Service Compassion, Peace and Justice Training Day officially kicked off this morning in Washington, with its theme “Lift Every Voice: Racism, Class and Power.” The day-long gathering of over 200 Presbyterians began with a panel discussion of diverse voices on collective power. The panelists,… Read more »

Tacoma church finds success in learning center for children

Science, Technology and Common Core Standards are Foundation of Program by Rick Jones | Presbyterian News Service Louisville, February 22, 2016—On any given afternoon, the Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Tacoma, Wash., is abuzz with young people talking math, science or reading a good book. It’s not uncommon to find fifth graders sitting with kindergarteners, helping them… Read more »

Celebrating a century of teaching, preaching and healing in the Philippines

Silliman University continues tradition of leadership development   By Juan Sarmiento Presbyterian World Mission international evangelism catalyst The recent dedication of a Presbyterian Mission Garden containing three large rocks marked the centennial of Silliman University Church (1906-2016) in Dumaguete City in the Philippines. The rocks represent teaching, preaching and healing as the basic components of mission… Read more »

Presbyterian World Mission exceeds 2015 fundraising goal

Future recall of mission co-workers determined by 2016 giving By Gregg Brekke The Presbyterian Mission Agency of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) announced today it has exceeded the World Mission fundraising goal set in the fall of 2015 that allows most mission personnel, called mission co-workers, to stay in the field through 2016. The fundraising target set for 2015… Read more »