Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) Blogs

Swords Into Plowshares

Reflections from the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program and the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations

Promote the Conference

A bulletin insert (PDF) promoting the 2008 Peacemaking Conference is now available. Download the insert and share it in your congregation. Register to attend the conference. The conference will explore links between poverty, militarism, trade policies and poverty through keynote…

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An Invitation to Conversations

Sunday, May 18, 2008 – a day to talk about race and racism. The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. has invited all of its member churches to make May 18, 2008 (Trinity Sunday), a day…

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Mustard Seed People: 2008 Peacemaking Conference

Will there be something for everyone at the 2008 Peacemaking Conference? Probably not. That’s a fairly impossible goal. But there will be something for lots and lots and lots of folk. Prayer. Worship. Music. Keynote addresses. Fellowship time. Energizers. Relationship…

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More on Myanmar

The few images from Myanmar are heartbreaking. The magnitude of the suffering is staggering. The actions of the military junta are mindboggling. The world seeks to respond but many rightly wonder if aid will make it to the people most…

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Responding to Myanmar

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is making ready to respond to the tragedy in Myanmar. Appeal cards and bulletin inserts are available with information about how to give to this need. PDA has committed $100,000 from One Great Hour of Sharing…

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Siyaya Tour

Siyaya is coming to the U.S. this summer. And we will share the details as we have them. We don’t have a full schedule yet — although we are looking for that and hope to have it soon. We have…

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Conference Speaker Quoted on Food Crisis

“Every country and every people have a right to food that is affordable.” Anuradha Mittal, keynote speaker at 2008 Peacemaking Conference. John Nichols addresses the world food crisis in an article appearing in the May 12, 2008 edition of The…

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Rebate for Peace?

What will Tricia and I do with the rebate we receive from the Internal Revenue Service? We had not started to think about that until the opening session of this week’s meeting of the General Assembly Council of the Presbyterian…

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Fair Food and Human Rights

Linda Valentine, Executive Director of the General Assembly Council, has posted a reflection on the many PC(USA) connections with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and their work to end slave labor, human trafficking, and exploitation in agricultural fields across…

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