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American religious leaders seek preliminary injunction to stop deportation of immigrants

A group of American religious leaders consisting of priests, rabbis, imams and other clergy, have joined forces to seek a preliminary injunction to stop the deportation of immigrants currently residing in the U.S. The so-called Amici, which include the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and eight Presbyterian pastors, argue that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is trying to silence freedom of speech by targeting immigrants who speak out publicly against U.S. policy on the issue.

Presbyterian Church leaders reflect on one-year anniversary of travel ban

Leaders of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) are remembering an anniversary this week, but not one they are happy with. On January 27, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order halting all refugee admissions and temporarily barring people from seven countries that are predominantly Muslim.

New Jersey church seeks release for member picked up by federal authorities

First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen, New Jersey is seeking the release of an Indonesian Christian member, picked up last week by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. Roby Sanger was dropping his daughter off at middle school when the agents approached and took him into custody. He now faces deportation.

‘Gravitating toward an ethos of possibility and hope’

To be relevant in the 21st century, the church must read scripture differently — to determine who is left out of the biblical texts and reach out to those people, the Rev. J. Herbert Nelson, II told Seattle Presbytery Tuesday night in a thunderous sermon that electrified a full house at Mercer Island Presbyterian Church.

Cayuga-Syracuse Presbytery pastors turn pain of discovery to action

In March 2015, the Rev. Ed Kang and the Rev. Earl Arnold of Cayuga-Syracuse Presbytery, visited the No Gun Ri Peace Park, the site of a tragic killing of civilians in the early days of the Korean War. Deeply moved, they vowed to take action. Two years later they returned with the entire Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) standing alongside them.

Christmas Greetings from the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly

Office of the General Assembly THE REV. DR. J. HERBERT NELSON, II STATED CLERK OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder, and his name will be called “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isa…. Read more »

Saludos de Navidad de la Secretario Permanente de la Asemblea General

Oficina de la Asamblea General EL REVERENDO DR. J. HERBERT NELSON, II SECRETARIO PERMANENTE DE LA ASAMBLEA GENERAL «Nos ha nacido un niño, Dios nos ha dado un hijo: a ese niño se le ha dado el poder de gobernar; y se le darán estos nombres: Consejero admirable, Dios invencible, Padre eterno, Príncipe de paz.»… Read more »

크리스마스 인사말 총회 정서기

총회 사무국 Office of the General Assembly 허버트 넬슨 목사 THE REVEREND DR. J. HERBERT NELSON, II 총회 정서기 STATED CLERK OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 이는 한 아기가 우리에게 났고 한 아들을 우리에게 주신 바 되었는데 그의 어깨에는 정사를 메었고 그의 이름은 기묘자라, 모사라, 전능하신 하나님이라, 영존하시는 아버지라, 평강의 왕이라 할 것임이라. (이사야 9:6) 저는… Read more »