Posts Categorized: Internally Displaced Persons

Our sisters and brothers on the run

Humanitarian crises such as the one in Syria do not have humanitarian solutions; they have political solutions. Almost 60 million men, women, and children displaced by crises around the world. Children make up over 50% of our displaced sisters and brothers. More than 4 million Syrians have become refugees since 2011. Over 7 million Syrians… Read more »

A prayer for refugees

A Prayer for Refugees

Almighty and merciful God,whose Son became a refugee
and had no place to call his own;

look with mercy on those who today
who are fleeing from danger,homeless and hungry.

Bless those who work to bring them relief;inspire generosity and compassion in all our hearts;and guide the nations of the world towards that day
when all will… Read more »

A revolutionary idea

“There is nothing more revolutionary than the idea ‘love your neighbor!’’ Germán Zárate reminded the group who gathered at the Church Center for the United Nations on October 23, 2012. Germán, Director of the Diaconal of the Iglesia Presbiteriana de Colombia and the Rev. Mamie Broadhurst, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) mission co-worker in Colombia, spoke about… Read more »

UN visit from the National Evangelical Synod of Syria & Lebanon

Yesterday, the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations welcomed our partners from the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon to advocate with governments of the United Nations Security Council.  Each representative we met received a package including letters from the Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon, stories of what is happening to Christians in… Read more »

Seeking justice in Sri Lanka

In New York on August 20? Come and hear Herman Kumara speak about working for justice in Sri Lanka. Seeking Justice in Sri Lanka Herman KumaraDirector of the National Fisheries Solidarity Movement Brown Bag Lunch Monday, August 20 12:00 – 1:30 Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations Conference Room 777 United Nations Plaza 7th Floor… Read more »

Christians from Sudan visit UN community

Today, the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations hosted with Caritas Internationalis partners from the Diocese of El Obeid who spoke about their work in the Nuba Mountains region of Sudan.  A briefing with nongovernmental and governmental partners was hosted this afternoon followed by an appointment with a UN agency. The partners brought the message… Read more »

Act for Antonio

I did not sleep well last night. Of course I rarely sleep well, but last night I knew why. It is hard to sleep, at least for me, when my heart aches even more than usual. I learned on Monday night that Antonia Ariza went missing on September 1, 2011 in Colombia. The information came… Read more »

Praying for Antonio

I pray with many others tonight for our friend Antonio in Colombia. I had the privilege to meet Antonio during Easter week of 2010. He is a leader of an organization of people who have been internally displaced within Colombia. The oganization seeks to return people to land they can work for their living. His… Read more »

Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at a Security Council Briefing on Sudan, June 20, 201

Below is a release from the United States Mission to the United Nations, a statement by Ambassador Rice to the Security Council on the ongoing situation in Sudan.     USUN PRESS RELEASE #123 June 20, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Mr. President, we welcome the news that the parties have just signed an agreement… Read more »

Sudan in Transition

Thursday 2 June 2011 11:00 am- 1:30 pm at Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations 777 UN Plaza, 7th Floor New York, NY 10017 11:00 – Noon Briefing – Humanitarian concerns and hopes for South Sudan and insight on the…

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