Seeking peace. Striving for justice. Together.
By Esther Lee
I had the privilege of attending the Compassion, Peace and Justice (CPJ) Training (March 21) and the Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD) (March 21-24) gathering in Washington D.C.
The CPJ training started at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, where Presbyterian peacemakers congregated from all over the nation. The day consisted of registration, meet and greets, opening worship and welcoming, a panel discussion, a luncheon discussion with workshops in between, and a final sending service. As I helped lead the workshop “Faith Communities Working Together to Prevent Violence” with Christine Hong, Associate for Theology: Interfaith Relations and ...
From the U.S. State Department:
Mr. President, Madame Chef de Cabinet, Excellency’s, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Today we pay tribute to the men, women, and children robbed of their freedom and their lives by slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. We honor the memory of the millions who died, who were stolen from their families, who suffered from disease and deprivation, and who experienced other untold horrors because of slavery and its barbaric toll. The Transatlantic Slave Trade is a stain on our collective conscience that indelibly marked our own history and left wounds we must still strive to ...
Shellyann Lewis, an intern at the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations reflected on two parallel events she attended at the 58th Commission on the Status of Women.
On Thursday I had the opportunity to attend two parallel events and they were truly inspirational. The first event that I attended was held at the U.N. in the ECOSOC chamber. The event was hosted by UNESCO’s International organization of la fracophonie (IOF). The discussion was geared toward cultural diplomacy and multilingualism. In fact, the entire discussion was conducted in French which reinforced the overall sentiment of the importance of ...
The UNICEF Tap Project invites you to go without your phone to help children in need of clean water. Are you up for the challenge?
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by Carolyn Diener
On Sunday, March 9 my husband Tom, who has accompanied me to New York for the Commission on the Status of Women, and I were privileged to attend the First Chinese Presbyterian Church of New York City for their 11:00am service. This visit came about because of my Presbyterian sister Peng Leong who is a member and Commissioned Ruling Elder at First Chinese Presbyterian Church. Peng was my partner for the Presbyterian orientation and she issued the invitation. We drove to the church at 61 Henry Street in Chinatown. Since parking is at a premium, Peng ...