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‘Girls on Fire’ raise voices against gender-based violence

In the shadow of a mass shooting in the United States that targeted women of Asian descent and the reality of the violence that women around the world face every day, Ecumenical Women at the United Nations turned its attention to violence against women in a parallel event to the 65th Annual UN Commission on the Status of Women last  Thursday.  

Understanding reparations

“Reparation” is a word sparking public curiosity — and controversy. Defined as “making amends for a wrong one has done,” the reparations conversation has recently gone from ambiguous talk to concrete actions as politicians, academic institutions and even denominations offer solutions to right the wrongs in our country’s past, specifically the wrongs of slavery.

Going back to school during crisis

It’s almost time to go back to school, to campus, to a new normal. What can leaders of youth and collegiate ministries do to prepare for success in the midst of COVID-19?

Young Adult Volunteers rising to lead in a time of crisis

While Luke Rembold isn’t grateful for the circumstances of the current COVID-19 crisis and the pain and fear it is causing, he is grateful for the way he sees his Young Adult Volunteers (YAVs) responding.

OGA delegation finds resilience and hope among church leaders in Puerto Rico

A delegation from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Office of the General Assembly visited Puerto Rico this past fall and came away surprised and encouraged by what they saw. The six-member group met with presbytery leaders and pastors to share information and to look at ways the national church can help local churches move forward.

‘Resilience, Resistance and Persistence’

The National Council of Churches (NCC) will hold its 2017 Christian Unity Gathering on Nov. 8–9 at the Sheraton Hotel in Silver Spring, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C. This year’s theme is “Resilience, Resistance and Persistence.” In many ways, the world has changed since last year’s gathering. In other ways, the same challenges face us as before. Still, the central question is: What does it mean to live as a follower of Jesus today?

Celebrating Mother’s Day with ‘mishmoms’

At a gathering of Africa-area mission co-workers in Rwanda last month, “mishmoms” sat together to share their experiences on raising resilient children, as only parents can, with deep understanding. In honor of Mother’s Day, Presbyterian News Service shares their unique perspectives.

Facebook Live video featuring Rick Ufford-Chase now available

In its commitment to provide a variety of opportunities and platforms designed to build and foster relationships with people of other religious traditions, the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s office of Interfaith Relations is continuing its new Facebook Live series, “Third Thursdays — Multifaith Conversations on Concerns of Our Time.”