Posts Categorized: Bible study

A call to renewed life – 2012 Presbyterian Peacemaking Conference

by Sophie BealIntern, Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations The Ghost Ranch Peacemaking Conference held in New Mexico July 11th-15th was a transformative experience. I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to attend this conference and to meet the many people in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) who are committed to making peace around… Read more »

Reflection on the 2012 Presbyterian Peacemaking Conference at Ghost Ranch

by Elodie de BethmannIntern, Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations From the 11th to the 14th of July, I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Presbyterian Peacemakers from around the country. At Ghost Ranch, I had the opportunity to partake in contextual Bible study and worship, participate in “Expression” workshops, engage in conversations… Read more »

Women share stories of hope at the United Nations

Women make up the majority of the world’s poor. The reality of the world today is that women are disproportionately affected by poverty, due to unequal access to resources and opportunities, discriminatory land and inheritance laws, and unequal distribution of household resources. Violence against women persists, particularly in regions ravaged by war and natural disasters…. Read more »

From Story to Skills: Advocating with Women in Rural Areas

A Parallel Event at the 56th Commission on the Status of Women During this parallel event women from rural contexts shared their stories connecting experience to issues, Global North to Global South, and the Bible to advocacy, with small group opportunities to learn more and determine actions we can take during the Commission on the… Read more »

Toward a More Humane Future

On Human Rights Day, 2011, the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations is pleased to announce the launch of Toward a More Humane Future, an online devotional study on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for use by individuals or groups. The 210th General Assembly (1998) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted to “celebrate the… Read more »

Biblical Witness to Peacemaking for 2011-2012

Use this daily index of scriptures related to peacemaking themes throughout the year The new 2011-2012 version of the popular Biblical Witness to Peacemaking is now available.  This list of daily scripture readings related to peacemaking themes can be used in church newsletters, weekly worship bulletins, church websites, or anywhere else to encourage Presbyterians to… Read more »

Glory to God and Peace on Earth

The International Ecumenical Peace Convocation (IEPC) gathered in Kingston, Jamaica on May 17-25, 2011. The IEPC was a “harvest festival” that celebrated the achievements of the Decade to Overcome Violence, which began in 2001. Sarah Henken and Mark Koenig led a workshop on Accompaniment as Peacemaking that featured the Colombia Accompaniment Program. Here are some… Read more »

PC(USA) Middle East Monitoring Group releases Kairos Palestine Study Guide

From the Presbyterian News Service: Fulfilling a portion of its mandate by the 219th General Assembly (2010) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the Middle East Monitoring Group (MEMG) has finished its work on a study guide for the Kairos Palestine document. According to the MEMG’s preamble to the study guide, it “is designed for ordinary… Read more »

Blessed are the peacemakers

From across the Presbytery of New York City they came to First Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn for the Presbyterian Women’s Spring Gathering. The 2011-2012 Horizons Bible Study, Confessing the Beatitudes by the Rev. Dr. Margaret Aymer, provided the theme and…

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