Posts Tagged: lebanon

An open letter to Ban Ki-moon on the fate of Mosul’s Christians

A version of this article appeared online and in the print edition of The Daily Star on August 08, 2014, on page 7. A group of liberal-minded Muslim and Christian Lebanese professionals and academics has written an open letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressing grave concern about the latest persecution of Christians in the northern Iraqi… Read more »

UN visit from the National Evangelical Synod of Syria & Lebanon

Yesterday, the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations welcomed our partners from the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon to advocate with governments of the United Nations Security Council.  Each representative we met received a package including letters from the Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon, stories of what is happening to Christians in… Read more »

Presbyterian Partners at Work in Syria and Lebanon

In New York on September 17? You are invited to a brown bag lunch: Presbyterian Partners at Work in Syria and Lebanon:Followers of Jesus respond to the current crisis The Rev. Dr. Nuhad TomehThe Rev. Fadi Dagher Monday, September 17, 2012Brown Bag Lunch (coffee and tea provided)12:00 PM – 1:30 PMThe Episcopal Church Center815 Second… Read more »

The last seminar of 2011

Thirteen individuals came from Missouri Union Presbytery for the final seminar of the year at the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations. Meeting on December 12 and 13, the group explored issues related to the changes in the Arab world referred to as the Arab Spring or Arab Awakening. Speakers (many present through the technology… Read more »

Situation in Syria

Presbyterians, with people around the world, hold the country and people of Syria in prayer during these challenging days. Presbyterians have been involved in Syria from the early 1800s, when early American Presbyterian missionaries came to the Near East. American Presbyterians took the lead in Syria, as they had in Lebanon, in education, health care… Read more »

Prayer request from Lebanon

Lebanese partners of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) send the following prayer request: Yesterday while our Prime Minister was meeting with President Obama, eleven Lebanese Ministers resigned and as a result we are now without a government. The last six months…

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Peace Starts Here

UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, has launched Peace Starts Here, a Web site that will provide glimpses into the lives of Palestinian refugees. Fifteen short video clips will look at…

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From the United Nations News Centre, 27 October 2010

Here are some headlines from the United Nations News Centre: UN chief mourns passing of former Argentine leador Nestor Kirchner Tensions highlight need for Lebanese parties to put national interests first – Ban UN helps Indonesian authorities assess needs after…

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I pray for peace (Triennium, Day 2)

The exhibit was only open for an hour at the Presbyterian Youth Triennium today. But the hall was packed. Many participants stopped by the booth of the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, the Office on Child Advocacy, and the…

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