Peace & Justice

Open Hand Ministries offers tools and accompaniment to strengthen home ownership in the Steel City

Open Hand Ministries, a collaborative effort of four PC(USA) churches in Pittsburgh working to empower Black families living in the Steel City’s East End to build multi-generational wealth, was the featured organization last week on “A Matter of Faith: A Presby Podcast.” Open Hand Ministries’ executive director, Wayne Younger, explained to hosts Simon Doong and the Rev. Lee Catoe how churches can help to empower the communities in which they’re situated.

Bringing a message of peace and justice from El Salvador

With a month to go before she begins her stint as an International Peacemaker, Carmen Elena Diaz Anzora is looking forward to discussing the issues facing her home country of El Salvador and chatting about her church’s collaborative work with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Collaboration stokes fire for faith-based advocacy

After a two-year hiatus, a collaboration between the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and Columbia Theological Seminary recently resumed with students traveling to the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations (PMUN) and the Presbyterian Office of Public Witness (OPW) to learn about effective environmental advocacy.

‘A mixed bag of destruction’

Days and weeks after summer flooding ravaged various presbyteries this summer, the extent of the damage continues to be assessed. But the known effects have been significant, from displacing school children and pastors to damaging church basements and parishioners’ homes.

PDA responds to destructive flooding in multiple areas

The devastating flooding in eastern Kentucky that took the lives of at least 37 people is part of a series of flooding events that Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is offering support and prayers for.