Posts Categorized: Compassion

Prayers for the Philippines

Tropical Storm Washi struck the Philippines on December 16 and 17. The storm, the most- devastating cyclone to hit the Philippines this year, has killed hundreds. Many others remain missing. Presbyterians have a long history of ministry with the people of the Philippines. Currently, we join the world in prayer. Information on relief efforts will… Read more »

Towards a More Humane Future – Article 2

Toward a More Humane Future is a devotional study on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for use by individuals or groups. Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 2 Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language, religion,… Read more »

Toward a More Humane Future – Article 1

Toward a More Humane Future is a devotional study on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for use by individuals or groups. Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1 All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.  They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in… Read more »

Trick or Treat for UNICEF this weekend

What are you doing this weekend? Be sure to spend part of your time taking part in some way in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. This program began in Philadelphia in 1950, the idea of Presbyterians Clyde and Mary Emma Allison who wondered “Why can’t kids collect food for starving children?” In the sixty years since those… Read more »

Ribbons proclaim hope at Church Center for United Nations

On October 12, four nine-foot tall tapestries appeared in Tillman Chapel at the Church Center for the United Nations. Thousands of ribbons decorated each tapestry. Each ribbon carried a message of hope, remembrance, and healing. To mark the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001, Prepare New York created the Ribbons of Hope project. They report… Read more »

A prayer for the United Nations

God of compassion, walk alongside all of your global stewards who work to create a more just and peaceful world. Equip the United Nations community with a sense of urgency and humility that lets your will be done. Each day you give bread enough for all, grant us also the wisdom to ensure that everyone… Read more »

What’s happening with the Ribbons of Hope

Adapted from an email sent by Prepare New York: More than 20,000 people participated in Ribbons of Hope, commemorating the tenth anniversary of 9/11. The ribbons they created currently adorn 12 nine-foot panels. These tapestries, where ribbons of different colors, textures, shapes and sizes can be found side-by-side, symbolize the strength and vibrancy of our… Read more »

A Requiem for the Fallen

A full choir led a tribute to the heroes and victims of September 11, 2001 at the First Chinese Presbyterian Church of New York City. The audience came for solace.  And they received that and more. Led by a 30-member choir under the intense and passionate direction of conductor Yu Ong Celia, the performance of… Read more »

Thank a teacher today

Today is World Teacher’s Day. Take a moment to give thanks to God for teachers who have touched your life. Take a moment and thank the teachers!

A prayer for UNICEF on United Nations Day

Here is a prayer for United Nations Day – October 24. Since that comes just one week before Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, this prayer lifts up UNICEF‘s important work caring for the world’s children. God of the days and months and years of our lives, we give thanks for the community of nations that is embodied… Read more »