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Celebrating the Life of Jean Marie Kabanga

Joining Hands mourns the loss of a friend and a powerful advocate for change in Congo By Valery Nodem | Presbyterian Hunger Program Staff   We are very saddened about the passing of our friend, colleague, and partner Jean Marie Kabanga. Jean Marie was the coordinator of the Platform of Organizations of Civil Society Intervening… Read more »

After a massive earthquake and a tropical storm, Haiti continues to face serious challenges

PDA, World Mission and global partners work together to help the most vulnerable by Kathy Melvin | Presbyterian News Service   LOUISVILLE — Since the 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti Saturday, people have been sleeping outside waiting for possible aftershocks. When tropical storm Grace hit Monday, they had yet another horrible choice to make. “Imagine drenching,… Read more »

International Day of Indigenous Peoples: Celebrate or Protest?

By Rev. Eduardo Arboccó | Reformed Evangelical Church of Peru Para la versión en español In 1993, the United Nations proclaimed a resolution promoting the celebration every August 9 of “International Day of Indigenous Peoples.¨ So, who are indigenous peoples? And how do we celebrate their day? One definition of indigenous peoples states that: “they… Read more »

𝐃𝐢́𝐚 𝐝𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐬 𝐩𝐮𝐞𝐛𝐥𝐨𝐬 𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐢́𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐚𝐬: ¿𝐂𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐫 𝐨 𝐜𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐫?

Escribe: Eduardo Arboccó de Iglesia Evangélica Peruana en Ingeniería For the English version En 1993, desde la ONU se proclamó una resolución que promueve celebrar cada 09 de agosto el “Día Internacional de los Pueblos Indígenas”. La definición de pueblos indígenas menciona que: “son herederos y practicantes de culturas únicas y formas de relacionarse con… Read more »

The Plight of Widows in Rural Malawi

By Dr. Fletcher Padoko | Kasupe Ministries, Malawi On June 23, the United Nations observes International Widows Day to lift up the voices and experiences of widows. The widows in rural Malawi consider themselves abundantly blessed even if they only receive half a meal in a day. They can go for days on end without… Read more »

Intercessory Prayer for World Refugee Day 2021

Republished from the original with the permission of the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance   One:  On this World Refugee Day, we pray for those who have been displaced by war, persecution, human rights abuses, natural disasters, corrupt governments acting with impunity and other forms of violence and oppression. All:  You, O LORD, are a stronghold for… Read more »

Sexual Violence and Conflict in South Sudan

By Angelina Nyajima Simon | Hope Restoration South Sudan On June 19, we observe the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. According to a report by the United Nations Secretary General issued on  March 30, 2021, 193 cases of conflict-related sexual violence affecting 142 women, 46 girls and 5 men were… Read more »

Video: Partner Stories from Yemen

Hear from people displaced by the war in Yemen. Their families have benefited from different livelihood improvement initiatives implemented by Generations Without Qat, with the support of the Presbyterian Hunger Program and One Great Hour of Sharing funding. 7 minutes. The work of the Presbyterian Hunger Program is possible thanks to your gifts to One Great… Read more »

2020 PHP Impact Report is Available!

Learn how your gifts to the Presbyterian Hunger Program made a difference in 2019. Front/back can be printed from your computer or emailed to share with your congregation. Download the report here The work of the Presbyterian Hunger Program is possible thanks to your gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing.