Posts Tagged: welcome

We Choose Welcome at the Church Center for the United Nations!

Our Stated Clerk, the Reverend Gradye Parsons invited Presbyterians to take a selfie with a banner saying “We Choose Welcome,” responding to fear of Syrian refugees. This week, my colleagues at the Presbyterian Center in Louisville joined together in the chapel to choose welcome themselves. As I sat in my office in New York, across… Read more »

An invitation to “Choose Welcome”

reprinted from the blog of the Rev. Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly I can count on one hand the number of times I have spent Christmas in my own home as an adult. We have shared that day with grandparents and other family. In a pre-Amazon era, we hid presents among the… Read more »

Prayer of Confession from Compassion, Peace and Justice Training Day

God of grace and goodness, what we claim as our own, you create and give to us. What we would use for ourselves alone, you entrust to us for the blessing of all. Where we perceive scarcity, you provide enough for all. Where we grasp and hoard, you invite us to share. Where we privilege… Read more »