Peace & Justice

PC(USA) supports nuclear weapons ban treaty

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has signed an interfaith statement supporting the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). The nuclear ban treaty was adopted in the United Nations in 2017 and entered into force Friday, which means it becomes binding international law for the parties who have ratified it.

A sharper focus on Presbyterian advocacy

The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations in New York and Office of Public Witness (OPW) on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., have been natural collaborators for years.

PC(USA) Advocacy Director sees Biden as ‘legitimately a man of faith’

As the 59th Presidential Inauguration in the United States approached, staff of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness had plenty of reasons to be optimistic, despite the tension in Washington D.C. that exploded in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Learning the ways of peace

Sandwiched between the violence of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and fortress-ensuring preparations ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration Wednesday, a Monday webinar sought to offer practical, nonviolent ways to counter extremism and threats to churches. Nearly 60 people participated.

Stated Clerk discusses attack on the Capitol in online chat

In the wake of last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol and the second impeachment of Donald Trump, the Rev. Jimmie Hawkins and the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, sat down together for a powerful online chat Thursday about the fractured state of the country.

‘We have nothing but hope’

When Ruling Elder Lisa Baker got to see the inside of her beloved Springfield, Massachusetts church after it was ravaged by fire last week, she couldn’t believe what she saw.