Seeking peace. Striving for justice. Together.
The Rev. Alonzo Johnson has accepted a call as a term Mission Associate with the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program. Alonzo has concluded his service as the pastor/head of staff of Oak Lane Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, PA. He is a graduate of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (LPTS) and is currently a candidate for his Doctor of Ministry degree at LPTS. He is passionate about peacemaking and social justice issues and has rich experience in urban ministry with a focus on mentoring youth in the arts.
Alonzo will nurture and support existing and new peacemaking networks, and coordinate program communications in partnership with Communications and Funds Development staff. He will interpret the mission of the Peacemaking Program and promote the Peace and Global Witness Offering. Email Alonzo or call him directly at 888-728-7228, ext 5027.
by Jamie Yen Tan
Hi, my name is Jamie Yen Tan and I am a year-long intern with the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations. I grew up in Irvine, California and am now a Master of Divinity Senior at Princeton Theological Seminary. I recently lived in Singapore where I studied at Trinity Theological College, Singapore and served with The Presbyterian Church in Singapore (Orchard Road Presbyterian Church).
At this internship I look forward to supporting the PC(USA)’s collaborative work towards justice, particularly alongside other nations, NGOs, and faith-based organizations. My primary interests are racial justice, gender equity ...
October 24th is United Nations Day. This day marks the anniversary of the Charter of the UN that occurred in 1945.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has long supported the work of the United Nations. The 220th General Assembly (2012) voted to "Affirm the church’s historic support for the United Nations as an instrument of peacemaking and peace building and a guarantor of the human and legal rights of people and nations."
Here are some ideas for how you can celebrate this day:
by Alison Fraser
Hello, my name is Alison Fraser and I am working this year as an intern at the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations. The goal of the staff here are to equip and connect Presbyterians for ministry, in order to serve as faithful disciples of Jesus to the global community. In supporting this work, I will be learning about how the church responds to the realities of the issues of security, instability, hunger, peace, justice and reconciliation.
I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, and moved out to New York to participate in Teach ...
by Richard Aylor
My name is Richard Aylor, and I am interning for the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations this academic year. I am currently a senior at Princeton Theological Seminary and a candidate for ordination in the PC(USA). I am looking forward to this internship because I have always felt called to public advocacy ministry and am interested in my denomination’s role on international justice issues.
As someone called to minister in a parish, I feel that it is very important that churches are educated on international issues. The church is not confined to a building ...