Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) Blogs

Swords Into Plowshares

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

Energy Star Congregation Awards

Nominate a Congregation Near You! Applications are now available for the 2008 ENERGY STAR Small Business and Congregations Awards. The annual ENERGY STAR Awards program offers a way for organizations and congregations to receive recognition for their energy cost-cutting efforts….

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Conversing about immigration issues

Dialog continues around just immigration within the Presbyterian Church (USA) and in other communities concerned with the treatment of immigrants in this country. The network of Presbyterians for Just Immigration in collaboration with the Immigrations Issues Office of PC(USA) is…

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Pray for the Peace of Bethlehem

Read prayers and greetings from over thirty countries for the people of Bethlehem and Jerusalem for all Palestinians and Israelis. These prayers and greetings have been sent as part of International Church Action for Peace in Palestine and Israel. The…

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Talk, Not War, with Iran

Concerned about relationships between the United States and Iran and where they might lead? On June 10, call your senators toll-free at 800-788-9372 and tell them that you want dialogue, not war. Former Secretaries of State Colin Powell, Henry Kissinger,…

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Help the Senate Talk about Climate Change

The National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program reports that a critical vote is scheduled for Friday on America’s Climate Security Act. This bill addresses the impacts of global climate change and how to curb U.S. emissions. However, the debate on…

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The Power of Poverty: An Event for Young Women

An Event for Young Women The Power of Poverty August 6-10, 2008 Register now and join a diverse gathering of college women from across the country! – Discover your voice – Develop life-long friendships – Engage in Hands-on service with…

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International Peacemaker from Colombia

The Rev. Diego Higuita-Arango Unfortunately, when many Americans think of Colombia (PDF), two things come instantly to mind: coffee and cocaine. But Colombians would like Americans and the rest of the world to know that there is much, much more…

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International Peacemaker from Mexico

The Rev. Pablo Feliciano-Cruz With immigration so much in the news these days, as well as talk of border fences, migrant workers, vigilante patrols and other related news, it’s easy to think that we may have a handle on our…

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International Peacemaker from Portugal

Ms. Maria Eduarda Castanheira Until it joined the European Union in 1986, Portugal was considered one of the poorer nations of Europe. Since that time it has enjoyed a fair measure of prosperity and economic success coupled with a more…

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New Treaty to Ban Cluster Bombs

Success in Dublin! 110 nations agreed to a groundbreaking and comprehensive new treaty to ban cluster bombs. Today’s provisional text will be formally adopted on Friday. It will be open for signatures in Oslo in December. When the formal adoption…

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