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Swords Into Plowshares

Reflections from the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program and the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations

Educate a child event in New York

If you are in the New York city area, we invite you to attend an event with the Rev. Alonzo Johnson on the Educate a Child initiative:   Educate a Child: Transform the World: A National and International Initiative   The Rev. Alonzo Johnson Associate, Presbyterian Peacemaking Program   Wednesday, June 3, 2015 Noon –… Read more »

To you God we cry

If you are in the New York city area, join us and our partners for an interfaith Intercessional Prayer Service for People Affected by Violence and Natural Disaster.Friday, May 22 at 1:00Tillman ChapelChurch Center for the United Nations Corner of E. 44th Street and 1st AvenueThe service is organized by the chaplain at the Church… Read more »

Amelie Clemot – summer 2015 intern

by Amelie Clemot My name is Amelie Clemot and I will be interning at the Presbyterian Ministry at the UN this summer of 2015. I am a rising sophomore at Wesleyan University and am studying Psychology and International Relations. My goal this summer is to learn more about the UN and its relationship with NGOs… Read more »

Nathan Jumper – summer 2015 intern

by Nathan Jumper Hello! My name is Nathan Jumper and I am a summer intern with the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations. I am entering the final year of my Master of Divinity at Princeton Theological Seminary and plan to apply to PhD programs in Religious and Cultural Studies for Fall 2016. My primary… Read more »

Be a HeforShe? Say NO to Violence against Women on 25 April, Orange Day!

On 25 April, #OrangeDay, the UNiTE campaign is joining forces with the #HeforShe campaign and calling on men and boys everywhere to say NO to violence against women and girls. We believe that the road towards a world free of violence against women requires transforming men’s and women’s attitudes, beliefs and behaviours. Men and boys have… Read more »

Orange is the color of the day! April 25

Saturday, April 25 is an Orange Day to work and witness for an end to violence against women and girls. ‪This month, the UNiTE Campaign calls all men and boys to wear orange to show your support for efforts to end violence against women and girls, and join the global movement for gender equality by becoming… Read more »

Pillars of the Church program fosters commitment to peace and justice ministries

reprinted from the Presbyterian News Servicestory and photo by Rick Jones In a world of change and uncertainty, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is growing a loyal group of supporters to keep its peace and justice ministries thriving. Church leaders announced a new program called “Pillars of the Church” at Compassion, Peace and Justice (CPJ) Training… Read more »

Observing the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide—the systematic massacre of one and a half million Armenians that began on April 24, 1915, and continued into the early 1920s. The 221st General Assembly (2014) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) called on congregations to remember this event in worship on April 26, 2015 (the… Read more »

International Day of Remembrance of Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Today, Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations intern Kyla Korvne attended the unveiling ceremony of the Permanent Memorial to Honour the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade (co-organized by the Permanent Memorial Committee, the United Nations Office for Partnerships, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the NGO Relations Section, Outreach… Read more »

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) oral statement at Commission on the Status of Women

This story originally appeared in the Presbyterian News Service. Thanks to our colleague Rick Jones for writing this story! The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) made an oral statement yesterday to the 59th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Ryan Smith, Presbyterian representative to the United Nations, presented the statement during Wednesday’s General Debate session…. Read more »