Posts Tagged: presbyterian ministry at the united nations

Presbyterian Ministry at the UN hopeful for political solution in Colombia

On January 25, 2016, the United Nations Security Council acted to “to set up a United Nations political mission in Colombia, approving a team of international observers to monitor disarmament should the Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) reach a final agreement to end Latin America’s longest armed conflict.” We… Read more »

Happy Birthday, United Nations

October 24th is United Nations Day.  This day marks the anniversary of the Charter of the UN that occurred in 1945.  The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has long supported the work of the United Nations. The 220th General Assembly (2012) voted to “Affirm the church’s historic support for the United Nations as an instrument of peacemaking… Read more »

The Growing Voice of the Red Hands

by Esther Lee It is our joy to announce that this year, Cameroon (4 Feb 2013) and Zimbabwe (22 May 2013) ratified or acceded to the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict. The momentum continues to build. Thanks to all who participated…. Read more »

Children are children, not soldiers – 11 years on

‘Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.’ – Matthew 19:14 February 12, 2013 marks the eleventh anniversary of the entry into force of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the… Read more »

Bob Smylie named director emeritus of Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations

Many thanks to the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board for recognizing Bob Smylie’s good and faithful service! From the Presbyterian News Service Written by Jerry Van Marter The Rev. Robert F. Smylie, who represented the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) at the United Nations for 27 years until his retirement in 2002, was named director emeritus of the… Read more »

The Stories of our Lives

Rochelle Rawls-Shaw preached this sermon on Sunday, September 2 at the First Presbyterian Church of Whitestone. A student at San Francisco Theological Seminary, Rochelle is doing an academic year internship with the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations. Matthew 16:13 – 17When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who… Read more »

Seminar explores peace and justice in Israel and Palestine

by Elodie de Bethmann On 13 June, the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations held a seminar about Peace and Justice in Israel and Palestine for an intergenerational group from The First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell, New Jersey. The group members have recently been discussing the Kairos Palestine Document and have been particularly interested in… Read more »

A conversation on human trafficking

The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations invites you to A Conversation on Human Trafficking with Noelle DamicoAssociate for Fair Food, Presbyterian Hunger Program Thursday, May 1010:30 AM – Noon Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations777 UN Plaza, 7th Floor Noelle Damico brings extensive experience and expertise to the topic. She has been a keynote… Read more »

Women share stories of hope at the United Nations

Women make up the majority of the world’s poor. The reality of the world today is that women are disproportionately affected by poverty, due to unequal access to resources and opportunities, discriminatory land and inheritance laws, and unequal distribution of household resources. Violence against women persists, particularly in regions ravaged by war and natural disasters…. Read more »

1,000 Days: Improving Nutrition for Rural Women

By Nancy Neal On Friday, March 1,  at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York, Bread for the World and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) co-sponsored a parallel event called 1,000 Days: Improving Nutrition for Rural Women. Other co-sponsors included the Women’s Missionary Society of the AME Church, Franciscans International, the… Read more »