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A pastor in Queens has but two pandemic prayers

When New York City started closing down in mid-March because of COVID-19, the Rev. Patrick O’Connor at  First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica had two prayers. “Lord, help me to be healthy,” he prayed, “and if I’m healthy, help me to be useful.”

Minute for Mission: Global Week of Action against Gun Violence

Do not stand idly by when your neighbor’s life is threatened. (Leviticus 19:16 NLT) Do Not Stand Idly By (DNSIB) is more than a catchy phrase; it is a biblical mandate and founding principle that guides the work of a campaign started by the Metro Industrial Areas Foundation, an ecumenical coalition of congregations across the country. We seek to stand with and work on behalf of those who have been impacted by gun violence. This national campaign seeks to get safer, smarter gun technology into the marketplace and to pressure manufacturers to work toward safer, smarter dealer networks.