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Peace & Justice

How to speak truth to power

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.

Youth impacted by gun violence speak during Triennium webinar

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?”

Webinar on seeking asylum in the United States coming Tuesday

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.

PC(USA) Washington office preparing to bring church to Congress

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.

National faith leaders call for diplomatic approach toward Iran

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.