Posts Tagged: congregations

Call to prayer on the International Day of Peace

The  World Council of Churches calls churches and congregations around the world to prayer on the International Day of Peace: 21 September. Participants are especially invited to pray and act together for a just peace in communities, nations and the world. Prayers from different parts of the world will be shared through online means, including… Read more »

Conversation about caring for creation

Congregations care for creation in a variety of ways: RecyclingCommunity Supported Agriculture projectsWorshipBible StudyEnergy AuditsInsulationGeo-thermal energy Participants gathered for a conversation at the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations identified these and other ways that congregations and faith communities can care faithfully for God’s creation of which we are a part. Representatives of five congregations… 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 »

What will I do?

Participants were asked to ponder “What will I do with what I have learned?” at the close of the Fab Five Seminar on climate change and its impacts at the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations. Responses included: Push my…

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Fab Five – Day Two

How does climate change affect people in . . . Bangladesh . . . Nepal . . . the Sudan . . . and Vanuatu? What might the people there do to minimize its impact? What might the people of…

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Help create a Presbyterian peacemaking time line

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Peacemaking: The Believers’ Calling – the statement of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) that called for a renewed commitment to Peacemaking and created the Peacemaking Offering and the Presbyterian Peacemaking…

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Living the Believers’ Calling – plant a peace pole

Here’s a way congregations can celebrate 30 years of peacemaking: If the congregation has planted a peace pole, hold a rededication ceremony. If the congregation does not have a peace pole, purchase or create one. Create mini-peace poles that people…

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The economy and faith communities

Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ) has a question: How has the current economic climate impacted your faith community? They have developed a congregational survey to answer that question. The brief survey will help IWJ get a snapshot of activities around the…

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