Nearly 400 people took part in Tuesday’s Office of Public Witness webinar offering listeners, among other suggestions, tips on how to respond to people seeking asylum or refuge in the United States — and ways to lobby their member of Congress to alter the laws and budgets that impact people fleeing their country for a new life in the U.S.
As Kaaleah J. from the Presbytery of Eastern Virginia spoke, photos of her father appeared on a screen above the stage in Purdue University’s Eliza Fowler Hall and he could be heard rapping, “When I’m gone, will they remember me?”
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Office of Public Witness will host a webinar to provide timely information about U.S. detention and asylum policies, which have contributed to the deaths of more than 20 people in detention centers and the separation of thousands of families seeking asylum in the U.S.
People attending next week’s Presbyterian Youth Triennium on the campus of Purdue University will be among the first to see a new webinar series addressing one of the most important issues of our day: gun violence.
Located just across the street from the U.S. Capitol building, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness (OPW) staff regularly meets with members of Congress in their offices and at events to share the church’s point of view on issues of the day.
Faith leaders including the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), and the Rev. Jimmie Hawkins, director of the Office of Public Witness, say that diplomacy and not warfare is the nation’s best policy toward Iran.
“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions and thanksgivings be made for everyone.” — 1 Timothy 2:1