Posts Categorized: Compassion

Hope for peace shared

From the Presbyterian News Service:A pre-assembly conference Friday on peace in the Middle East helped set the stage for the 219th General Assembly (2010) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). “Shalom, Salaam, and Peace: One Hope, Two Peoples, Three Faith Traditions”…

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2010 Peacemaking Seminar Update – Lower Rates!!

LOWER RATES FOR HOUSING AND MEALS! Re-membering Peace: Still the Believers’ Calling 2010 Peacemaking Seminar Presbyterian Peacemaking Program August 25-28, 2010 (depart on August 29) Abiquiu, NM Register now!The Presbyterian Peacemaking Program and Ghost Ranch Conference Center are pleased to…

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Knitting lounge at 2010 Peacemaking Seminar

Re-membering Peace: Still the Believers’ Calling 2010 Peacemaking Seminar Presbyterian Peacemaking Program August 25-28, 2010 (depart on August 29) Abiquiu, NM Register now! Seminar participants can make peace by responding to a need in the Abiquiu community. Come and bring…

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The Wounds of War: The Church as a Healing Community

Presbyterians observe June 27 as Disability Access/Inclusion Sunday. Presbyterians for Disability Concerns have chosen to focus on “The Wounds of War: The Church as a Healing Community.” They have produced resources to help the church be a community of healing…

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Ten years on

By Matt Lang I was soaked by the end of election day. My shirt felt like something that was growing on me. We waited for the polls to close at a precinct in Surigao City. It was 11:30 pm, the…

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Prayer Partners for General Assembly

As in past years, the General Assembly Committee On Local Arrangements is recruiting Presbyterians to serve as prayer partners for each of the commissioners and advisory delegates. Several hundred more people are needed who will agree to pray each day…

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Stop violence against women – worldwide!

From our colleagues in the Presbyterian Washington Office Support the International Violence Against Women Act The International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA) has been introduced in the Senate and the House of Representatives. The bill, which was also introduced in…

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An election in a country where many hunger

By Matt Lang To understand the elections in the Philippines, you need to first understand a bit about the economics of the Philippines. There are many statistics that I could roll out, but allow me to start with one: 40%…

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The Word and the World: Psalm 8 and the Gulf Oil Spill

by Bruce Gillettte “Effective preaching, teaching, and personal witness require disciplined study of both the Bible and the contemporary world.” –from The Confession of 1967 of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Many people in our churches have been watching the news…

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