Posts Categorized: Discipleship

Celebrate World Day of Prayer and Action for Children and Universal Children’s Day

The World Day of Prayer and Action for Children is celebrated on Universal Children’s Day (20 November) by secular and faith-based organizations working to end violence against children. The World Day brings people together to pray and act for the well-being of children. Universal Children’s Day also commemorates the adoption of the United Nations Convention… Read more »

Displaced by violence: the people of South Sudan need our help

From Presbyterian World Mission Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and Presbyterian World Mission are compelled to help more than 90,000 displaced people, mostly Murle, in South Sudan who fled inter-ethnic conflict and gross human rights violations by the South Sudanese military. Our goal is to provide food, emergency supplies, trauma recovery and peace building support. We are… Read more »

Acting on our Responsibility on Nelson Mandela Day

by Grace Bickers On July 18 communities and organizations around the world will celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day in order to “take action and inspire change” through “service to one’s fellow human.” Sharing the date of Mandela’s birthday, the day commemorates his over 67 years spent fighting for human rights by taking seriously his charge for… Read more »

A prayer for World Refugee Day

June 20 is World Refugee Day. Learn how Presbyterian Disaster Assistance works with refugees.   Here’s a prayer: God of the journey,We remember that Mary and JosephHad to flee to Egypt,Taking Jesus to safety,Leaving home behind.Remembering, We pray for sisters and brothers Around your worldWho are forced to leave their homes.We pray for brothers and… Read more »

World Day of Prayer and Action for Children and Universal Children’s Day

November 20 brings the World Day of Prayer and Action and Universal Children’s Day. The Presbyterian Office of Child Advocacy and the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations invite you to join people around the world and celebrate on that day or on Sunday, November 18 or Sunday, November 25. World Day of Prayer and… Read more »

Bob Smylie named director emeritus of Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations

Many thanks to the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board for recognizing Bob Smylie’s good and faithful service! From the Presbyterian News Service Written by Jerry Van Marter The Rev. Robert F. Smylie, who represented the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) at the United Nations for 27 years until his retirement in 2002, was named director emeritus of the… Read more »

Presbyterian Partners at Work in Syria and Lebanon

In New York on September 17? You are invited to a brown bag lunch: Presbyterian Partners at Work in Syria and Lebanon:Followers of Jesus respond to the current crisis The Rev. Dr. Nuhad TomehThe Rev. Fadi Dagher Monday, September 17, 2012Brown Bag Lunch (coffee and tea provided)12:00 PM – 1:30 PMThe Episcopal Church Center815 Second… Read more »

Living a public faith in Rockland County and around the world

Down the Hudson River they came on Friday, July 27. 11 members and two leaders of the 4-Church Youth Group of Rockland County visited the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations for a seminar. The group meets once a week during the summer and once or twice a month during the school year. The meetings… Read more »

Why are the hands red?

“Why are the hands red?” The children’s summer program from the First Chinese Presbyterian Church of New York City had come to the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations to learn about child soldiers and to participate in the Red Hand Campaign. Due to the size of the group – 74 children and 12 counselors,… Read more »

Nelson Mandela International Day: Take Action! Inspire Change

On 18 July, you are invited to give 67 minutes to help others as a way to celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day. This year brings Nelson Mandela‘s 94th birthday. To mark the occasion, the UN joins a call by the Nelson Mandela Foundation to devote 67 minutes of time to helping others. For 67 years… Read more »