Posts Categorized: Servanthood

How will you use your 67 minutes?

by Christina Gore In November of 2009 the United Nations General Assembly declared July 18 Nelson Mandela International Day. Nelson Mandela International Day is a day honoring the memory of the great president of South Africa for his contributions to peace and freedom all over the world.  The United Nations has issued a call for… Read more »

Acting on our Responsibility on Nelson Mandela Day

by Grace Bickers On July 18 communities and organizations around the world will celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day in order to “take action and inspire change” through “service to one’s fellow human.” Sharing the date of Mandela’s birthday, the day commemorates his over 67 years spent fighting for human rights by taking seriously his charge for… Read more »

Bob Smylie named director emeritus of Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations

Many thanks to the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board for recognizing Bob Smylie’s good and faithful service! From the Presbyterian News Service Written by Jerry Van Marter The Rev. Robert F. Smylie, who represented the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) at the United Nations for 27 years until his retirement in 2002, was named director emeritus of the… Read more »

Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations Year in Review ~ 2011

In 2011, your gifts to the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations helped Presbyterians advocate for peace and justice in the name of Jesus Christ, based on policies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assemblies, to the United Nations. The ministry participated in working groups on the following issues: Food and Hunger The Security Council… Read more »

Happy Birthday, Nelson Mandela

Today is Nelson Mandela’s birthday! Thanks be to God for his life, witness, and service. Nelson Mandela International Day Take Action! Inspire Change (from the UN) Mandela Turns 93, World Called to Serve (from The Christian Post) How will you observe the day? How will you make every day a Mandela Day?

Bringing Voice to Peacemaking

Reflections from the Peacemaking Conference “Growing Christ’s Peace’ at the Big Tent   Lisherness talking about a Palestinian crafted olive wood dove.   Sara Lisherness, director of Compassion, Peace and Justice Ministry, in her plenary presentation talked about ‘servanthood ‘ as a call to peacemaking.  Peacemaking is not a project to be completed, but a… Read more »

Justice and Peace Links—Words Matter

Check out the current issue of Links: Words can hurt, words can heal, and words shape our realities, coloring the ways we experience the world. They are the tools we use to interpret our experiences, to relate to one another,…

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June 5: Celebrate World Environment Day

From our partner, the Presbyterian Office of Environmental Ministries: World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated on June 5. If your church didn’t have the chance to celebrate Earth Day Sunday this year, or if you’d like to take another Sunday…

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Setting a budget consistent with our faith

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness is concerned about the impact of the House approved Ryan budget on persons living in poverty across the globe, including the U.S. Although many congressional arguments are framed as partisan politics and…

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