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Peace & Justice

Young women’s leadership training reaches beyond the church

Shannon Schmidt is currently designing an ethics curriculum at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for a class she will be teaching in the spring of 2020. The course will be split between MIT students and incarcerated students who are working toward their bachelor’s degrees and will be taught in a prison-based setting. In addition to this work, Schmidt serves as a facilitator for a support group for formerly incarcerated men in Boston.

‘Jesus Calls Us’ video addresses climate crisis

In mid-August, a video crew supported by Blessed Tomorrow, a Presbyterian Hunger Program partner, filmed chapel service at the Presbyterian Center in Louisville. Portions of the service, as well as an interview with the Rev. Dr. Diane Moffett, Presbyterian Mission Agency president and executive director, are featured in a new climate action video, “Jesus Calls Us.”

The Presbyterian case for going to the polls

Every few election cycles, the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) tells Presbyterians and the rest of the world how important each vote is while suggesting ways to make voting and other civic engagement more convenient and more accessible to more Americans.

A prayer on United Nations Day

Thursday marks the 74th anniversary of the day that the United Nations Charter came into force. To help Presbyterians mark the occasion, Sue Rheem, mission specialist for international advocacy at the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, wrote this prayer:

Clyburn offers ‘Make America great’ variation during PC(USA) talk

As U.S. Rep. James Clyburn’s conversation with Presbyterian Office of Public Witness coordinator the Rev. Jimmie Hawkins wound down Tuesday, the South Carolina Congressman offered his variation on President Donald Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.”  “Make America’s greatness affordable and accessible to all its citizens,” Clyburn said.