Posts Categorized: Compassion

Why should children not be soldiers?

This was a question posed at the Presbyterian Youth Triennium. Participants created red hands with answers – red hands that will be delivered to world leaders to call them to put an end to the practice of using children as…

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A prayer at a time of birth

Please pray for Ms. Judilyn Oliveros of the Philippines. With support from the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Judilyn is scheduled to give birth in a hospital by c-section on July 23,…

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Red Hands at Triennium – Day 1

Over 250 participants in the Presbyterian Youth Triennium created Red Hands to carry the message to world leaders that children are children, not soldiers. Some amazing messages were written: Stop the use of child soldiers: what if it was your…

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Abraham Journeyed to a Far Country

“Abraham Journeyed to a Far Country” is a new hymn by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette that focuses on issues related to immigration. Find the hymn with the music (thanks to David Gambrell). The hymn notes say: Throughout the Bible, we see…

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A prayer for Haiti

Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on us. Open our eyes that we may see you in the people that we meet and in the creation that you have made. Open our ears that we may hear you in…

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Presbyterians Say No Child Soldiers

Follow the Presbyterian effort to end the use of child soldiers on Facebook. The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, the Office of Child Advocacy, and the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program have launched a new page to provide information and advocacy…

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July 18, 2010, pray with the people of Sudan

The churches in Sudan will pray for their country and its future on July 18, 2010 for the upcoming January 2011 referendum. Will you join them? Will you invite others to pray? Here is a prayer to use or adapt:…

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International AIDS Conference

In partnership with the International AIDS Society, the Kaiser Family Foundation is the official webcaster of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2010), providing worldwide, online access to the daily developments that take place at the conference in Vienna, Austria,…

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Sixty years of Trick or Treat

Several anniversaries were celebrated during the 219th General Assembly (2010) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in Minneapolis. The Presbyterian Peacemaking Program marked thirty years of ministry. Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF marked its sixtieth anniversary. For sixty years, children have been helping…

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Pray with the people of Sudan

Our colleagues in the Sudan Advocacy Action Forum invite us to join our sisters and brothers in Sudan in prayer for the upcoming referendum scheduled for January in Southern Sudan. Dear Friends of the Sudanese people,As you know, communications within…

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