Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People (SDOP)

Presbyterian pastor advances the cause of reproductive justice

At SACReD, the Spiritual Alliance of Communities for Reproductive Dignity, which the Rev. Angela Tyler-Williams serves as co-director for movement building, religious leaders, organizers, academics and congregations work together to advance the cause of reproductive justice.

Three churches share their stories of housing God’s children

Three PC(USA) pastors who serve congregations that have made significant strides helping to provide their neighbors with safe and affordable housing formed the centerpiece of Wednesday’s national Matthew 25 webinar. Nearly 250 people participated.

Standing with the ‘essentially disposable’

The plight of Black and brown farmworkers during the global pandemic will be the focus of an Aug. 27 webinar by the Presbyterian Hunger Program and the Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People.

‘We’re all in this together’

Remembering “the least of these” takes on greater significance during the coronavirus pandemic. With many Americans losing the ability to work, school being canceled for millions of children, and childcare centers being shuttered in many places, the challenges of people already living on or near the edge of society become magnified.

‘This is so SDOP’

The woman from Iraq was dressed completely in black. It was the first time she had been to Refugee Family Literacy at Memorial Drive Ministries in Stone Mountain, Georgia in two weeks. When Jennifer Green, director of the program, asked what had happened, she learned the woman’s brother had been killed by a car bomb in Iraq.

Presbyterians convene Educate a Child Round Table

A group of Presbyterian educators and ministers gathered this week at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary to look at how to engage the larger church on the issue of education. The newly-formed Educate a Child Round Table met for the first time to organize and determine first steps. Participants came from across the country including California, New York, Tennessee and Michigan.

Business is growing for Somali refugee women’s project supported by SDOP

Business is looking good for a group of Somali refugee women seeking to support their families in Columbus, Ohio. The group is part of the Capital Park Women’s Empowerment Project, which gives low-income women the opportunity to forge their own paths and market their businesses.