Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) Blogs

Swords Into Plowshares

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

What can I do about the Sustainable Development Goals?

by Matt Cowell The United Nations recently created two websites addressing the ways in which people can support the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through their everyday actions.  The first website, “The Lazy Person’s Guide to Saving the World,” offers tips on how to reduce consumption and waste while advocating equality for all.  Featuring… Read more »

Grassroots Jerusalem Tour and our Arrival to Bethlehem

Update from the 2016 Mosaic of Peace Conference (These blog entries provide brief reports and insights from our conference in Israel and Palestine.  They are written by our participants Anne French and Emily Oshinskie and are neither comprehensive nor in depth reports, but simply glimpses into the amazing experiences we are having together.) The group… Read more »

Update from the Mosaic of Peace Conference

Resistance to the Occupation and Human Rights Work Among Israelis (These blog entries 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 simply glimpses into the amazing experiences we are having together.) We had the privilege of… Read more »

Update from the Mosaic of Peace Conference

Visits to the Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Western Wall and the Wojoud Cultural Center (These blog entries 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 simply glimpses into the amazing experiences we are having… Read more »

The 2016 Mosaic of Peace Conference – A Full Day Experiencing Jewish, Christian and Muslim Perspectives

(These blog entries 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 simply glimpses into the amazing experiences we are having together.) Thursday was a full day.  In addition to visiting the Temple Mount first thing in… Read more »

The Mosaic of Peace – Travel and our first morning in Jerusalem

(These blog entries 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 simply glimpses into the amazing experiences we are having together.) Wednesday, April 6th – Arrival in Jerusalem Everyone arrived safely in Jerusalem by dinnertime on… 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 »

Education empowers women: impacting the Commission on the Status of Women

Given the long and strong commitment to education within the Reformed tradition, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s focus during the 60th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women was the importance of education for women and girls to sustainable development. The church raised this concern in our written statement to the Commission before its meeting…. Read more »

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) oral statement at 60th Session of UN Commission on the Status of Women

For the second year in a row, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) was selected to make an oral statement to the Commission on the Status of Women. The church’s statement focused on the importance of education linked to sustainable development. Ryan Smith, Presbyterian representative at the UN, read the statement on behalf of the church, which is… Read more »