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Three churches in southern Indiana have separate focuses to their Matthew 25 work. But through a thoughtful process of establishing a cohort to strengthen each of the three ministry efforts, the three congregations — First Presbyterian Church in Bloomington, First Presbyterian Church in Columbus and Fairlawn Presbyterian Church in Columbus — have begun, in the words of the Rev. Kelley Jepsen, transitional associate pastor at FPC in Bloomington, “to think creatively, to dream more broadly and to find concrete ways to begin moving from learning into action.”
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance are major supporters of a March 4-6 Church World Service conference about how people of faith can welcome immigrants and refugees.
The virtual series Around the World with PDA returns at 1 p.m. Eastern Time on Feb. 17 with an installment showcasing how partners are welcoming Afghan refugees in two southern states, Arkansas and Virginia.
For its final broadcast of 2021, Between Two Pulpits brings viewers up to date on a Minnesota congregation’s innovative — and productive — Alternative Christmas Marketplace.
Refugees from Afghanistan can face many obstacles on their journey to the United States. One of the biggest is finding a place to live.
Together We Welcome, a national faith gathering to support immigrants and migrants, has been postponed from this month to March 2022 due to the amount of work currently needed to support Afghan refugees coming to the United States.
Now that the War in Afghanistan has ended, the cost of the United States’ longest war can be represented in numbers.
An undercurrent of fear ran through the celebration for graduates of English as a Second Language classes conducted by the refugee resettlement agency World Relief at Carmichael Presbyterian Church in Carmichael, California, a city 11 miles northeast of Sacramento.
Watching the news as the United States military pulled out of Afghanistan after a near-20-year war, bringing with it thousands of Afghan refugees, members of First Presbyterian Church in New Haven, Connecticut, knew they wanted to help.
The date of September 11, 2001, almost can get lost amid present situations we face in New York City with recent deadly storms, a deadlier COVID-19 virus and the resulting unemployment and rent/mortgage payment concerns, and the cessation of so many in-person church and social activities.