Posts Tagged: immigration

Minnesota and Ghana: people on the road

by Elodie de Bethmann On Monday, July 30, the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations had the pleasure of spending the day with members of The House of Hope Presbyterian Church of St. Paul, MN. The group joined us to learn more about human movement and related issues. We started the day with each seminar… Read more »

The writing was on the wall

Actually it was on the white board. And it was pretty cool. Love GodLove yourselfLove others It has been a while since the board in our conference room has seen such creativity. A group of six high school students (one of whom has actually graduated is “still a high schooler at heart”) from Medina Presbyterian… Read more »

Get home safe

It happens almost every night. I shut off the computer, turn out the light, and leave the office. I walk down the hall to the elevator and push the call button. When the cab arrives, I push “1” and head…

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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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Presbyterian Policy on Immigration

The 206th General Assembly (1994) adopted the “Call to Presbyterians to Recommit to Work and Pray for a Just and Compassionate U.S. Immigration Policy.” Again, in 1999 and 2004 Presbyterians, through General Assembly actions, guided by theological and ethical principles,…

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New Presbyterian representative to the United Nations

Ryan Smith has been called as the new Presbyterian representative to the United Nations on the staff of the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations. Ryan brings experience working in faith-based non-governmental organizations in the United Nations community and Washington….

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UN investigator: Migrants suffer worst racism

Here’s a Washington Post article about an interview on the impact of racism on migrants with Githu Muigai, a Kenyan lawyer and the U.N. Human Rights Council’s special investigator on racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance. UN investigator: Migrants suffer…

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Who is my neighbor?

The Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson II, Director of the Presbyterian Office of Public Witness in Washington, was interviewed about immigration on PBS. Dr. Nelson speaks about how the perspective of some faith communities on comprehensive immigration reform is shaped…

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