Posts Categorized: Peace

Building relationships to witness to Christ in the public arena

By Esther Lee I had the privilege of attending the Compassion, Peace and Justice (CPJ) Training (March 21) and the Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD) (March 21-24) gathering in Washington D.C. The CPJ training started at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, where Presbyterian peacemakers congregated from all over the nation. The day consisted of registration,… Read more »

Register Now: Compassion, Peace, and Justice Training Day

Advocacy Training Weekend 2014 Many types of violence afflict our world. Come to the Advocacy Training Weekend to address the causes of that violence and to seek hopeful solutions. Training will kickoff March 21, 2014 with Compassion, Peace and Justice Training Day for Presbyterians. Learning will continue with our ecumenical sisters and brothers during Ecumenical Advocacy Days… Read more »

“We seek a true and lasting peace” – Presbyterian Church of Venezuela

As we have watched events unfold in Venezuela, we are grateful for the witness of our sisters and brothers in the Presbyterian Church of Venezuela and to Sarah Henken, Regional Liaison for the Andean Region with Presbyterian World Mission for sharing information from our partners and reflections on the situation. Sarah writes: “We call on… Read more »

Support UN Peacekeeping efforts

From our partners in the Office of Public Witness Tell Congress to support UN peacekeeping efforts 2013 was a tough year for the world — a year for the UN to prove itself more than ever.  It was a year in which the UN showed its ability to respond nimbly to unfolding crises around the… Read more »

Orange Days in Lakeview, Oregon

Marsha Landrith shared this photo of a banner that the Lake County Crisis Center in Lakeview, Oregon will display on the 25th day of each month to mark an Orange Day as a witness calling for the end of violence against women.    How are you observing Orange Days?

Presbyterian Mission Agency goes orange – how about you?

The Presbyterian Mission Agency will observe an Orange Dayon January 24 to witness and advocate for an end of violence against women and children.  On this day wear orange as a symbol of our solidarity and commitment. Take a photo of you, your friends, your church, or your mission committee. Let’s get creative! Post the… Read more »

Church leaders issue statement in the wake of escalating violence in South Sudan

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) deeply grieves the deaths of more than 500 people in the Republic of South Sudan and stands in prayer for the over 800 wounded there following recent outbreaks of violence in Africa’s newest country. The denomination is actively responding through World Mission, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and its partners, and is also… Read more »

Call to prayer for South Sudan

The Africa Office of World Mission is asking for prayer for the current crisis in South Sudan. The BBC reports, “South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir says an attempted coup by soldiers loyal to his former deputy Riek Machar has been put down. …. The alleged attempted coup is a manifestation of months of political unrest,… Read more »

Where do human rights begin?

Originally written for the 2013 Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study “Where do universal human rights begin?” Eleanor Roosevelt’s question concerns the crowning achievement of her public service. In 1947 she chaired a United Nations committee of members from various political, cultural, and religious backgrounds charged with drafting a human rights declaration for all the… Read more »

Ambassadors sing for peace: a tribute to Nelson Mandela

by Esther Lee On December 5, the Salvation Army in New York hosted a delightful holiday concert, presenting four singing Ambassadors. Little did anyone know that it would fall on the day one of the most revered men who symbolized unity and freedom would pass away. The news of Nelson Mandela’s death grieves us all…. Read more »