Posts Categorized: Peace & Global Witness Offering

Travel Study Seminar begins in Madagascar

The Presbyterian Church (USA)’s partner, the five million-member Church of Jesus Christ in Madagascar (known by its Malagasy acronym, FJKM), has multifaceted and holistic ministries that seek to respond to the challenges of poverty, human exploitation, social and political conflict, and environmental degradation as an integral part of what it means to follow Christ. A… Read more »

The 2016 Mosaic of Peace Conference Begins with Orientation

Greetings from the Mosaic of Peace Conference in Israel and Palestine. The brief blog entries you will see over the coming days provide brief reports and insights from our conference in Israel and Palestine.  They are written by our participants and are neither comprehensive nor in depth reports, but the first opportunity we have to… Read more »

A Season of Peace Begins Sunday

September 7-October 5 marks a time for the church’s focus on peacemaking A Season of Peace is a four-week pilgrimage designed to deepen the pursuit of peace for congregations, small groups, families, and individuals. Through daily peace reflections, family activities, Bible studies, youth activities, an exciting Intergenerational Peace Fair and our new PEACE CARDS for… Read more »

Celebrate the International Day of Peace – 2014

The United Nations has set September 21 as the International Day of Peace. This day provides an opportunity for  individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on  a shared date. It was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly. The focus for… Read more »

Several International Peacemakers Are Still Available

Invite one of these peacemakers to visit your area during the Season of Peace Each year The Presbyterian Peacemaking Program invites leaders from our partner churches around the world to come to the PC(USA) to share their experiences as peacemakers in their own lands.  This year they will be here visiting the churches of our… Read more »

2012 Advent Devotion- Tuesday, December 25

by Stephanie Quintana Martinez, young adult volunteer (Tucson, Arizona) 1 John 4:16 As far back as I can remember I have always questioned the motives of why things happen in a certain way. Events in our lives are woven together to form a mysterious path that only God understands. Nativity sparks interest in our hearts… Read more »

2012 Advent Devotion- Monday, December 24

by Rachel Brunner, food sovereignty organizer, Presbyterian Hunger Program (Louisville, Kentucky) Isaiah 35:1-10 This is the season of hope and celebration! As we prepare for Christmas and are surrounded by friends and family, it is easy to be joyful and refreshed like the parched desert and the blossoming crocus. Jesus Christ is to be born… Read more »

2012 Advent Devotion- Sunday, December 23

by Margryette Boyd, minister of Christian Education (Auburn, Alabama) Luke 1:57-66 This passage is about a cosmic connection in Christ in which Zechariah could not speak until his actions said, “Yes, I trust you Lord.” Elizabeth called Mary blessed because Mary said, “Yes, I trust you Lord.” Neither Elizabeth nor Zechariah fret, fuss, nor worry… Read more »

2012 Advent Devotion- Saturday, December 22

by Nathan Young, owner UnWiredIT (Seattle, Washington) Luke 1:39-48 Responses from both Elizabeth and Mary in this passage are spontaneous outpourings of spiritual emotion. Elizabeth bestows blessing upon Mary, declaring that the child within her is the Lord. Mary responds in passionate verse, expressing her humble and profound gratitude to God. It is no wonder… Read more »

2012 Advent Devotion- Friday, December 21

by Brennan Pearson, teaching elder, First Presbyterian (Ann Arbor, Michigan) Psalm 130 Waiting is hard. Ask any child anxiously awaiting the arrival of Christmas morning. Consider asking Mary what her long journey of waiting was like, nestling the world’s Savior in her womb while struggling to conceal her pregnancy from the scrutiny of public eye…. Read more »