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cpj training day
It’s not quite time to make reservations, but certainly time to save the date for Ecumenical Advocacy Days and CPJ Training Day 2022.
Registration is now open for CPJ Training Days, a virtual advocacy and organizing event April 7-9.
The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations in New York and Office of Public Witness (OPW) on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., have been natural collaborators for years.
Compassion, Peace & Justice Training Day, set for April 24 in Washington D.C., has been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Alexis Presseau Maloof, who teaches English at a private Islamic school, is an engaged member of the United Presbyterian Church of Peoria in Peoria, Ill. Currently she is serving as a ruling elder in her church and was the co-chair of the Pastor Nominating Committee for a new pastor that just recently wrapped up. Maloof has also been a member of her congregation’s Missions Committee, taught adult education and led a racial justice book club discussion on Debby Irving’s book, “Waking Up White.”
David LaMotte was telling the story of Wesley Autrey, who was dubbed the “Subway Superman” and “Subway Hero” in 2007 after he saved a man who had fallen onto the tracks of the New York City subway while suffering an epileptic seizure.
For more than 200 Presbyterians, Ecumenical Advocacy Days began with Compassion, Peace & Justice Training Day at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church and ended with a visit to Capitol Hill to lobby Congress for changes in the approach to immigration and refugees.
Forest Hill Presbyterian Church has always been progressive, according to pastor John Lentz. The Cleveland Heights, Ohio, church found itself having to make some tough decisions in the past year when a woman in their community faced deportation.
More than 220 Presbyterians gathered this spring at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., for Compassion, Peace & Justice Training Day, which kicked off Ecumenical Advocacy Days. The annual gathering brings Presbyterians together to engage in issues of national and international interest. The theme for this year’s event was “A World Uprooted: Responding to Migrants, Refugees and Displaced People.”
Matilde Moros, a transnational feminist and Christian ethicist, will be the keynote speaker for Compassion, Peace and Justice Training Day on April 20 in Washington, D.C.