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Peacemaker hopes Presbyterians will open their hearts to refugees

In September of 2015, thousands of Syrian refugees found themselves stranded at a Budapest train station, making their way across Hungary toward the Austrian border. For most, the travel had been difficult as they were turned away from other countries or settled in communities that were not very welcoming.

Churches embrace Olympic refugee team, other athletes

As many in the world observed and cheered the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, church leaders spoke out in support of the Olympic refugee team and the place of public honor it offered for refugees competing in the games.

Presbyterian Mission Agency Board Executive Committee meets in Chicago

The Executive Committee of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board (PMAB) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), meeting for its annual retreat at Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, Illinois, July 27-29, took action on the mission and ministry of the Ghost Ranch Education & Retreat Center in Abiquiu, New Mexico.

Board to consider suspending search for new Presbyterian Mission Agency executive director

The Executive Committee of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board (PMAB) is recommending that the Board suspend its search for a new Presbyterian Mission Agency (PMA) executive director. Acting on a suggestion by the Executive Director Search Committee, the Executive Committee—meeting in Chicago for its annual retreat—recommended naming a new search committee next spring.

Presbyterian World Mission provides update on South Sudan

What has happened in South Sudan in the past two weeks is, in many ways, beyond comprehension. It’s hard for those of us in the United States to wrap our minds around the pain and trauma this young nation has suffered. I want to share the story of two individuals and their families with strong connections to PC(USA) who have been personally affected.

PMA Interim Executive Director Addresses the General Assembly

Tony De La Rosa shares the 2017-18 Mission Work Plan by Melody K. Smith | Presbyterian News Service PORTLAND – “The road map that guides mission and ministry, sets priorities, and seeks to identify and meet the areas of greatest need across the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).” This is what interim executive director, Tony De La… Read more »

Prayer after the Nightclub Shooting in Orlando

by the Rev. Laurie Ann Kraus | Associate Mission Director, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, Presbyterian Mission Agency Once again, Holy One, we cry, how long, O Lord?  We wonder, when will it be enough? We pray you will forgive our society which tolerates violence, Our fearful xenophobia, and our willingness to turn a blind eye and a deaf ear… Read more »

Faith community issues call to action: end AIDS by 2030

At an interfaith prayer service on 7 June, people from diverse faith communities issued a call to action to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. The call focuses on reducing stigma and discrimination; increasing access to HIV services; defending human rights; and ensuring testing and treatment for all, including children.