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Better Together provides a space to share experiences with – and strategies for engaging – three critical global issues that PC(USA) global partners are challenging us to address together as the body of Christ.  These three issues are 1) addressing root causes of poverty, especially as it impacts women and children; 2) sharing the Good News of God’s love in Jesus Christ; and 3) working for reconciliation in cultures of violence, including our own.  The purpose of Better Together is to feed a conversation to shape concrete action strategies at the October 2012 “Dallas II: Better Together” consultation and beyond. 

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October 9, 2012

Unity, Justice, and Witness

These were the questions of earlier generations, and they are also our questions today. In time, ecumenical Christians came to believe that “we belong together,” and that unity, justice, and witness are streams of the same river...

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September 27, 2012

Violence and Reconciliation

You see, the three themes, or Critical Global Issues, of Presbyterian World Mission are not really so very distinct or discrete. They are more like a braided strand which often makes them that much more difficult to untangle and follow...

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September 14, 2012

Working toward Reconciliation

Peace-building naturally requires that we identify and address root causes of violence, but RECONCILIATION specifically has to do with fostering positive relationships where there has been enmity.

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September 6, 2012

A Holistic Understanding of Effective Mission

Rebecca Barnes-Davies, PC(USA) Associate for Environmental Ministries, offers up some helpful resources on ways in which environmental degradation impacts women and children, poverty, and increased violence in communities.

In 1990, the PC(USA) adopted a policy that emphasizes justice, sufficiency, and sustainability priniciples. It can be read here.

Resource on children's health and the environment: Read more.

Resources from the National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Programs

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September 4, 2012

Increased Learning Enables More Effective Mission

It is evident that not only do a diversity of ministries respond to the important themes that orient the doing of mission, but also the different ways of learning and un-learning that are the result of living together, sharing and working together.

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August 20, 2012

The Mission Example of the Colombia Accompaniment Program

Sarah Henken reflects on how participation in the Colombia Accompaniment Program has informed and shaped her understanding of effective mission and relationship building in the church.

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July 23, 2012

The Pandora's Box of Boycott

Passionate voices testified before Committee 15 – the Assembly Committee on Middle East Peacemaking issues, both for and against divestment.

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