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Peace & Justice

A congregation makes a commitment to peace

Unity Presbyterian in Denver, North Carolina, has a history of peacemaking engagement, yet the word peacemaking was not always a term understood as connected with the church’s mission. Jay Sloan, now the volunteer coordinator for Unity’s commitment to peacemaking, moved to Denver four years ago and saw Unity Presbyterian as a mission-oriented church. It was… 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 »

Youth-led business co-op in Mississippi leaves big impression

By Margaret Mwale Mike Askew knows what it is like to be part of a Self-Development of People project and to serve on a Self-Development of People Committee. His initial involvement with SDOP was while living in Chicago over two decades ago. Fast forward to 2015. Mike is now an ordained Presbyterian pastor and serving… Read more »

Presbyterian Peacemaking Program shares the story of a peacemaker

Along the way Kathy nurtured partnerships and continued to build connections with others, leading her to participate, plan, worked behind the scenes at the Peacemaking Conferences. The Peacemaking conference has nurtured three generations of the Runyeon family as they educated themselves and those around about injustice, violence and what people can do to work for peace at home and abroad.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance National Response Team to consider new volunteers

Discernment to determine heart and commitment to disaster support The Presbyterian Disaster Assistance National Response Team gathered recently in Jacksonville, Fla., to consider adding a group of new members. The so-called “Discernment Weekend” is an opportunity for those interested in serving communities impacted by disaster to determine if they are physically, emotionally and spiritually committed to the… Read more »

Sierra Leone slowly recovers following 2014-15 Ebola outbreak

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 »

Friends and Family Generational Garden

By Hendrick Bossers The Friends and Family Generational Garden Project in Pittsburgh was started April 30, 2014 when Alissa, Nasim, Dante, Alg and Kathy cleared a rough 20 foot by 40 foot space to start a garden for the summer. Grandparents, parents and children wondered how much of a harvest could result if they worked… Read more »

Presbyterian ruling elder at forefront of historic climate action trial

On Sept. 2, 2014 five activists chained themselves to train tracks in Everett, Wash., in an effort stop the transport of oil and coal trains through the Pacific Northwest. One of the five is Abby Brockway, a ruling elder at Woodland Park Presbyterian Church in Seattle. Abby and her colleagues, known as the Delta 5, were… Read more »

Presbyterian funded community school partnership in Illinois gets rave reviews

Project is a ‘DREAAM’ Come True for African-American Boys at Risk by Rick Jones | Presbyterian News Service Louisville, January 1, 2016—“Let’s rock the DREAAM House, Rock the DREAAM House.” Those are the words coming from 10 excited five-year-old boys participating in the DREAAM Summer Pre-K Academy. The DREAAM House is a new community-school partnership significantly funded… Read more »