Picking up where Compassion, Peace and Justice Training Day left off, approximately 200 Presbyterians joined Christian counterparts from other denominations in Washington, D.C. for Ecumenical Advocacy Days, an opportunity to explore, discuss and challenge the issues of racism, class and power.
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.
Shipping containers to be used in the construction of churches and schools by Paul Seebeck | Presbyterian News Service March 2014, an email in the Philippines was sent out that eventually spread across the Pacific. It contained an idea from Silliman University President Dr. Ben Malayang. He’d just seen his country suffer through two deadly natural… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Agreement applauded at Presbyterian Mission Agency Board meeting In celebration of the recently signed partnership covenant between thePresbyterian Mission Agency and the National Black Presbyterian Caucus, three representatives from the Caucus joined the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board for morning worship and devotions during the board’s meeting, held Sept. 23–25 in Louisville. Arlene Gordon, past president of… Read more »
First-hand account tells of desperate departures, harrowing journeys and weary travelers By Michelle Lori SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 While meeting in Lake Balaton, Hungary, the first week of September for a Presbyterian World Mission conference themed “The Church without Walls,” news broke that thousands of asylum seekers, most from the Middle East, had crowded into Keleti train… Read more »
Ecumenical partners update Presbyterian Mission Agency staff Presbyterian Mission Agency staff received an update on life in Sierra Leone, post-Ebola this week. Two people, one who lives and works in the troubled country and another who works there, spent several days with staff in Louisville, reporting on the physical, psychological and economic health of the country,… Read more »
“Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” — Luke 23:42