Posts Tagged: diversity

Do One Thing for cultural diversity

The United Nations has designated today as the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. God created human beings, a diverse family, to live together and to love one another as God loves us. This day, and every day, provides an opportunity to celebrate our God-given diversity. Here are 10 simple ideas from the United… Read more »

Diversity at the UN Commission on the Status of Women

by Jackie Spycher I attended a panel on women’s rights in Nordic countries. The first panelist observed: People often ask me if I was present in Beijing. Then they realize I’m young and they say ‘Were you even alive during Beijing?’ This annoys me. Of course I was! I was nine years old and busy… Read more »

International Day for Tolerance – November 16

On the day of its fiftieth anniversary, 16 November 1995, UNESCO‘s Member States adopted a Declaration of Principles on Tolerance. Among other things, the Declaration affirms that tolerance is neither indulgence nor indifference. It is respect and appreciation of the rich variety of our world’s cultures, our forms of expression and ways of being human…. Read more »

Equipping the Church for Ministry with God’s Diverse Family

Saturday morning, 30 June, brought Riverside Conversations (beside the Allegheny just above its confluence with the Monongehala) at the 220 General Assembly (2012) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The Riverside Conversations is a pre-assembly experience for commissioners and advisory delegates. Commissioners and advisory delegates will begin engaging the key issues before the General Assembly, encountering… Read more »

Do one thing for diversity and inclusion

Can you do one thing for diversity and inclusion on May 21? What will it be? In 2001, UNESCO adopted the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity and in December 2002, the UN General Assembly, in its resolution 57/249, declared May 21 to be the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. The day… Read more »

Big Tent to stay in Indianapolis

Learn more about the Peacemaking Conference and Pre-Conference at the Big Tent From the Presbyterian News Service: Location finalized after examination of new Indiana immigration bill LOUISVILLE—The Big Tent will be pitched in Indianapolis. The decision to keep the Big…

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Big Tent Development

Register now for the Peacemaking Conference at the Big Tent! Download a registration form. Growing Christ’s Peace And a harvest of justice is sown in peace for those who cultivate peace June 30- July 2, 2011- Indianapolis, Indiana The Peacemaking…

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Letter to Presbyterians on immigration and Big Tent

Grayde Parsons, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly, and Linda Valentine, Executive Director of the General Assembly Mission Council, released a letter to churches Legislation regarding immigration has prompted church leaders to take notice for some time. Indiana’s attempt to…

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