Posts Categorized: Nonviolence

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is celebrated

Today, the United Nations celebrated the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.  I was struck with the importance of this day, having returned just last week from meetings with our church partners in Israel and Palestine.  The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly… Read more »

A Pilgrimage

Photo: Douglas Dicks- Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Delegation at the Mt. of Olives I have been travelling with a group from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on a trip to Israel and Palestine since November 11.  The journey has taken us to meet Church partners, experience holy sites and view the everyday reality where we believe that… Read more »

How Faith-Based Organizations Change the World at the UN

Panel- Photo by Carlos Yordan Yesterday,  I had the opportunity to sit on a panel hosted by Drew University title “How Faith-Based Organizations Change the World at the UN.”  On the panel with me were Liberato Bautista, from the General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church, Bruce Knotts from the Unitarian… Read more »

Remembering September 11

  Ryan Smith- Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Christine Mangale- Lutheran World Federation, Joseph Donnelly- Caritas Internationalis. Photo By Alisha Rodriguez On Friday, the President of the United Nations General Assembly welcomed distinguished guests from around the world to commemorate the attacks of September 11, 2001.  Joining the President of the General Assembly were the Deputy Secretary… Read more »

Keys: Shiphrah, Puah, Czechoslovakia, Nonviolence

On my way back from preaching at White Plains Presbyterian Church today, I met Andrew Stehlik, pastor of Rutgers Presbyterian Church on the Uptown Number 2 subway. We exchanged greetings and then began to talk shop.   As he described his sermon, Andrew reminded me that on the night of August 20-21, 1968, Warsaw Pact… Read more »

Glory to God and Peace on Earth

The International Ecumenical Peace Convocation (IEPC) gathered in Kingston, Jamaica on May 17-25, 2011. The IEPC was a “harvest festival” that celebrated the achievements of the Decade to Overcome Violence, which began in 2001. Sarah Henken and Mark Koenig led a workshop on Accompaniment as Peacemaking that featured the Colombia Accompaniment Program. Here are some… Read more »

Remembering September 11

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001.  Use this day to challenge your congregation to recommit to its work for peace and justice in the world, interfaith understanding, and against violence in all of its forms.  Because this day falls on Sunday, it is an opportunity to connect these themes in the Service for the Lord’s Day and in the church’s educational ministry.  Educational, liturgical, pastoral, theological, interfaith, and other resources are all now available on the PC(USA) website.

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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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Continued prayers for Sudan

Over the past week, we have seen reports flooding our inboxes with accounts of attacks in Abyei, a contested region in Sudan. Here are just a few statements we have seen in the past days: “According to United Nations officials…

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