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Presbyterian Mission Agency
The Presbyterian Mission Agency announced today that it has named the Rev. Dr. Ray Jones III as the new director of Theology, Formation & Evangelism (TFE).
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.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is taking a strong stand against a reported proposal by the administration of President Donald J. Trump to slash the number of refugee admissions to the United States to zero in 2020, and the church is urging members to make their voices heard.
Sara Lisherness, the current director of the Compassion, Peace & Justice ministry, will serve as the interim director for World Mission, effective Aug. 16, 2019.
The consultant hired to determine the steps needed to reasonably assure the economic viability of the Stony Point Center in New York gave a small group of Presbyterian Mission Agency Board members a taste Friday of a comprehensive report set for completion by Aug. 31.
Being on Jesus’ side means doing it all, according to the Rev. Dr. Diane Moffett, president and executive director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency, and the Rev. Joe Morrow, PMA board chair. That job description for the agency Moffett leads is among the first phrases found in the 2018 Annual Report of the Presbyterian Mission Agency, which can be found here.
As of Friday morning, 79 congregations, five presbyteries and one synod — Lakes and Prairies — had said yes to the Matthew 25 invitation, agreeing to become more actively engaged in the world by working on one or more of three focus areas: building congregational vitality, dismantling structural racism and eradicating systemic poverty.
More than 250 Presbyterians and their friends marched from the Presbyterian Center to Jefferson Square Park near the Louisville Main Jail Wednesday, delivering words of encouragement, pleas to end the cash bail system — and enough money to free more than 50 people being detained because they can’t raise the cash.
The gospel empowers people of color — and it’s for white people too, the Rev. Samuel Son, the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Manager for Diversity and Reconciliation, told a crowd gathered for worship at the Presbyterian Center last week and for a quarterly update on the Matthew 25 invitation from PMA leadership.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), A Corporation Board of Directors voted Tuesday to name Kathy Lueckert as president of the A Corporation, subject to confirmation by the General Assembly.