Posts Categorized: Education

Education empowers women: impacting the Commission on the Status of Women

Given the long and strong commitment to education within the Reformed tradition, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s focus during the 60th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women was the importance of education for women and girls to sustainable development. The church raised this concern in our written statement to the Commission before its meeting…. Read more »

Prayer is advocacy: Ecumenical Women orientation

Ecumenical Women’s orientation at the 60th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women included worship, inspiration, and organizing. Thanks to Paul Olson for the video.

Naming the Need for Education

By Addie Domske Today I participated in worship for the Commission on the Status of Women, along with other women here with the Presbyterian Church (USA). I was fortunate enough to write part of the liturgy for our short worship time, found below. (It is partially inspired by a Presbyterian women’s history month liturgy.) May we all name what… Read more »

Breaking Cycles of Poverty through Education

An emphasis on education, and on free public education, has been a hallmark of churches that stand in the Reformed tradition since the days of John Calvin. The Presbyterian parallel event at the 60th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women focused on the role of education in breaking cycles of… Read more »

16 Days of Activism – Day 4: Let’s dream: What if we educated all our girls?

by Paul Olson Violence against girls in schools reduces the number of girls in school. Why is this important? Poverty, sickness, and sustainable development depends on education first. The Global Education First Initiative reports that if we educated our girls… ·      12 million children would be saved from stunted growth. ·      64% fewer early marriages… Read more »

Educate a child event in New York

If you are in the New York city area, we invite you to attend an event with the Rev. Alonzo Johnson on the Educate a Child initiative:   Educate a Child: Transform the World: A National and International Initiative   The Rev. Alonzo Johnson Associate, Presbyterian Peacemaking Program   Wednesday, June 3, 2015 Noon –… Read more »

The Good Lie

From our partners in World Mission:   Presbyterian World Mission Encourages Congregations to Host an Event and Discussion About the Movie “The Good Lie.” The movie, which opens in theaters October 3rd, focuses on the “Lost Boys,” who were orphaned by the brutal civil war in Sudan, beginning in 1983. Fifteen years later, a humanitarian… Read more »