Posts Tagged: presbyterians

Something about the stones

by Rochelle Rawls-Shaw Presbyterians from the United States and Aotearoa New Zealand prepared to lead this morning’s Ecumenical Women (EW)’s worship service at the 57th Session of the Commission for the Status of Women (CSW) for over a month. As we met and got to know each other on conference calls, we shared our nicknames… Read more »

Trick or Treat for UNICEF this weekend

What are you doing this weekend? Be sure to spend part of your time taking part in some way in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. This program began in Philadelphia in 1950, the idea of Presbyterians Clyde and Mary Emma Allison who wondered “Why can’t kids collect food for starving children?” In the sixty years since those… Read more »


Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect – Open Statement on the Situation in Syria Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Rice Presbyterians in ministry with the people of Syria UN Human Rights Council calls for investigation into alleged abuses in Syria

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Presbyterian leaders respond to Arizona shootings

Encourage Presbyterians to join national moment of silence LOUISVILLE—Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) leaders issued a statement today in the wake of the Tucson, Ariz., shootings that left six people dead and 14 injured. Elder Cynthia Bolbach, Moderator of the 219th General…

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Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF in the Brooklyn area

Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations If you happen to be in Brooklyn this weekend and are looking for a way to help support UNICEF’s work to care for children around the world. Here’s an opportunity: Brooklyn for Peace, which…

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A call for respect for Muslim neighbors

Reprinted from the Office of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly, and Linda Valentine, Executive Director of the General Assembly Mission Council, have issued the following statement: As we are…

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Observers begin to arrive in the Philippines

From the Philippines Election Observer Team Facebook page: Eleven American election observers, including a number of Presbyterians meet at the airport last night by members of the United Church of Christ of the Philippines staff, the Chairperson of KMU, the…

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Congregational-based community organizing

Remember the important role of congregational-based community organizing in renewing congregations and communities and seeking justice. Don’t judge all community organizers and community organizing by a few bad apples. That’s the message of a recent post on Vital Signs, the…

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Christians in Iraq

The Obama Administration recently responded to the July 22 letter from Churches for Middle East Peace [PDF] to Secretary Clinton that expressed concern about the resurgence of violence in Iraq, particularly violence toward the vulnerable and ancient Christian community. The…

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Global food crisis: a monthly, churchwide fast

Join Presbyterians around the country in monthly 40-hour fasts to help discern ways to respond to the Global Food Crisis. The fasts typically take place on the first weekend of every month, beginning on Friday evening and ending with Communion…

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