Seeking peace. Striving for justice. Together.
At Wellshire Presbyterian Church in Denver this morning, I noticed the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations bulletin board. It includes a print out of our email newsletter, Discipleship in the Global Community, as well as other information about our work and the resources we provide.
Note the orange ribbon to mark 25 August - an Orange Day to say end violence against women and girls
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I give thanks for those who pray for the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations and for me. Each of the past two days included an event that reminded me of the power of those prayers.
Today, 26 August, I attended worship at Wellshire Presbyterian Church in Denver. I had the opportunity to speak briefly about the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations during the worship service. A potluck followed worship. There I spoke directly to a number of the members. Before either of those events took place, the Rev. Dr. Pattie Kitchen led the congregation in the ...
One of the most widespread violations of human rights, violence against women and girls includes physical, sexual, psychological and economic abuse. It cuts across boundaries of age, race, culture, wealth and geography. It takes place in the home, on the streets, in schools and workplaces, in farm fields and refugee camps, and during conflicts and crises.
Violence against women and girls takes many ...