Posts Tagged: world mission

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 »

Learn about conflict and sexual violence in east Congo

Our partners in World Mission are sponsoring a travel study seminar to the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo to look at issues related to conflict and sexual violence: A diverse team of 12 Presbyterians will journey to Goma, on the eastern border of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on January 27, to… Read more »

UN Human Rights Day observed December 10

from Gregg Brekke of the Presbyterian News Service Human Rights Day, observed each year on December 10, commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. This year’s Human Rights Day is devoted to the launch of a year-long campaign called “Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always.” The campaign… Read more »

Orange Your Neighbourhood – End Violence against Women and Girls Now

adapted from an email sent by UN Women’s Civil Society Section. November 25 is the International Day to End Violence against Women and the start of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign! As you may know, this year’s UN celebrations will take place under the theme “Orange Your Neighbourhood – End Violence… Read more »

Presbyterian Mission Agency goes orange – how about you?

The Presbyterian Mission Agency will observe an Orange Dayon January 24 to witness and advocate for an end of violence against women and children.  On this day wear orange as a symbol of our solidarity and commitment. Take a photo of you, your friends, your church, or your mission committee. Let’s get creative! Post the… Read more »

UN Security Council acts to double UN peacekeeping force in South Sudan

The United Nations News Centre reports: The Security Council today authorized almost doubling the United Nations peacekeeping force in strife-torn South Sudan to nearly 14,000 in the face of a rapidly deteriorating security and humanitarian crisis that has left hundreds of civilians dead and tens of thousands of others driven from their homes. As requested… Read more »

Pray for peace in Zimbabwe – Sunday, July 21

Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk, Office of the General Assembly, PC(USA) Linda Valentine, Executive Director, General Assemly Mission Council, PC(USA) We join with World Mission to invite Presbyterians in the United States to accompany our Zimbabwean sisters and brothers in praying for peace in before, during and after the July 31 elections. Zimbabwe is preparing for… Read more »

Big Tent – Day 2 – looking ahead

Day 2 of the Big Tent, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) gathering in Indianapolis, will see Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations staff involved in several ways. We will help lead a workshop on involvement in public life and advocacy. Our colleagues in the Office of Public Witness will be our partners in this effort. We… Read more »

Under the Big Tent

Join Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations staff under the Big Tent – June 30-July 2 in Indianapolis. Ryan will be taking part in the Presbyterian Peacemaking Conference. Mark will be with World Mission Matters. We will co-lead one of…

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Learning about Sudan in Maryville

In the Presbytery of East Tennessee, International Peacemaker the Rev. Orozu Lokine Daky, from Sudan, and Dr. Ingrid Reneau, a PC(USA) Mission Co-worker in South Sudan, offered workshops at the Global Voices Summit. This event was sponsored by the group,…

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