For the second year in a row, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) was selected to make an oral statement to the Commission on the Status of Women. The church’s statement focused on the importance of education linked to sustainable development. Ryan Smith, Presbyterian representative at the UN, read the statement on behalf of the church, which is represented within the UN community by the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations.
The statement affirms:
For 177 years, the Presbyterian Church has served as one of the greatest forces for education in the world, helping hundreds of thousands of children learn to read and write as well as think critically. Our church’s core belief is that every child is created in the image of God, motivating our early mission workers to reach out to new communities with the offer of a quality education.
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