Posts Categorized: Immigration

We Choose Welcome at the Church Center for the United Nations!

Our Stated Clerk, the Reverend Gradye Parsons invited Presbyterians to take a selfie with a banner saying “We Choose Welcome,” responding to fear of Syrian refugees. This week, my colleagues at the Presbyterian Center in Louisville joined together in the chapel to choose welcome themselves. As I sat in my office in New York, across… Read more »

International Youth Day

by Onaje Crawford   On December 17, 1999, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth suggesting that August 12th be declared International Youth Day. Today, The United Nations’ celebrated the 14th Annual International Youth Day by hosting a series of presentations, video exhibitions, and… Read more »

Youth (age 15-35): Tell the UN about Your Migration Experience

United Nations World Youth Report 2013 The United Nations is in the process of preparing its 2013 World Youth Report (WYR) on Youth Migration and Development. The Report will offer a multidimensional account and/or perspective of the life experiences of young migrants and young people affected by migration. Wednesday 23rd  January 2013 saw the launch… Read more »

2012: Summer of seminars

 The summer of 2012 has seen a number of groups hold seminars at the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations. Children from the summer program of the First Chinese Presbyterian Church of New York City learned about child soldiers and made red hands Young people from the House of Hope Presbyterian Church in St. Paul,… Read more »

Minnesota and Ghana: people on the road

by Elodie de Bethmann On Monday, July 30, the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations had the pleasure of spending the day with members of The House of Hope Presbyterian Church of St. Paul, MN. The group joined us to learn more about human movement and related issues. We started the day with each seminar… Read more »

The writing was on the wall

Actually it was on the white board. And it was pretty cool. Love GodLove yourselfLove others It has been a while since the board in our conference room has seen such creativity. A group of six high school students (one of whom has actually graduated is “still a high schooler at heart”) from Medina Presbyterian… Read more »

Northminster Presbyterian Church puts mission into practice

The Northminster Presbyterian Church visited the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations on Saturday, April 16. The group had the opportunity to tie mission into advocacy practice. The group from Northminster had spent days doing mission work close to New…

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Big Tent Development

Register now for the Peacemaking Conference at the Big Tent! Download a registration form. Growing Christ’s Peace And a harvest of justice is sown in peace for those who cultivate peace June 30- July 2, 2011- Indianapolis, Indiana The Peacemaking…

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Letter to Presbyterians on immigration and Big Tent

Grayde Parsons, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly, and Linda Valentine, Executive Director of the General Assembly Mission Council, released a letter to churches Legislation regarding immigration has prompted church leaders to take notice for some time. Indiana’s attempt to…

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Presbyterian Policy on Immigration

The 206th General Assembly (1994) adopted the “Call to Presbyterians to Recommit to Work and Pray for a Just and Compassionate U.S. Immigration Policy.” Again, in 1999 and 2004 Presbyterians, through General Assembly actions, guided by theological and ethical principles,…

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