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Korean ‘feminist evangelist’ crosses the Pacific to find answers

Min-Hee Kim was one of 12 young women sponsored by the Racial Ethnic & Women’s Ministries Young Women’s Leadership program who participated in the United Nations’ 61st CSW. Each year the ministry provides scholarships to young Presbyterian women from around the world to attend the event.

PC(USA) ministries join forces to raise awareness of South Sudan famine, unrest

Several ministries of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) have issued alerts and provided information on their activities in response to the ongoing conflict in South Sudan. According to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), 1.61 million people are internally displaced and another 751,000 people have escaped into neighboring countries, including Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda, since conflict broke out in 2013.

UN Commission on the Status of Women offers solutions to issues affecting Detroit

Troy Byrdsong and Alison Oglesby are two young women with big dreams and big hearts. The freshman and junior attend Wayne State University and are attending the United Nations 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) as a part of the 12-person delegation of the Racial Ethnic and Women’s Ministries of the Presbyterian Mission Agency.

Hidden sexism in a progressive denomination

In a room filled with women from around the world, participants attending the opening of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s parallel event at the 61st Commission on the Status of Women waited expectantly to hear what presenters had to say about gender discrimination within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Presbyterian Ministry at the UN prepares for Commission on the Status of Women

The 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women will soon begin at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The Commission will meet from March 13 – 24 and the Presbyterian Ministry to the United Nations will once again host a group of Presbyterians interested in following the work.

Minute for Mission – Human Rights Day

Human rights are our most basic need. Yet in every village, city, and nation across the globe Countless numbers of people Are denied their human rights.

White House Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships releases report on ending poverty

After a year of meetings, collaboration and recommendations, the White House Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships has released its final report to end poverty in the U.S. The report, entitled Strengthening Efforts to Increase Opportunity and End Poverty, provides recommendations to the President to increase opportunity while reducing inequality.

United Nations Day is October 24

On October 24, 1948, the founding members of the United Nations ratified a document that officially created the organization with 51 member states. Seventy-one years later, the UN boasts a membership of 193.