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March 30, 2014

Remarks by Elizabeth M. Cousens, U.S. Representative to the UN Economic and Social Council, at the Commemorative Ceremony on the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, March 25, 2014

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 ...

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July 31, 2013

The Church on Race: A Dialogue

The Church on Race: A Dialogue
A Big Tent 2013 Event

Conversations on the past, present, and future of race relations in the Church and in society in light of the Florida vs. George Zimmerman verdict

FOLLOW THE EVENT LIVE ONLINE—http://ustre.am/12Hjh

Date:  Saturday, August 3rd

Time:  10:00 a.m.—11:30  a.m.

Location: Galt House, Grand Ballroom A

Panelists:

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July 1, 2012

Equipping the Church for Ministry with God's Diverse Family

Irene Pak and Mark KoenigSaturday morning, 30 June, brought Riverside Conversations (beside the Allegheny just above its confluence with the Monongehala) at the 220 General Assembly (2012) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

The Riverside Conversations is a pre-assembly experience for commissioners and advisory delegates. Commissioners and advisory delegates will begin engaging the key issues before the General Assembly, encountering each other and listening for God’s Spirit of discernment as a gathering body.

Irene Pak and I (the photo of us is by Bruce Reyes-Chow) led the conversation on Equipping the Church for Ministry with God's Diverse Family. The description of ...

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June 26, 2010

Circle of History at 2010 Peacemaking Seminar

Re-membering Peace: Still the Believers' Calling Presbyterian Peacemaking Program Ghost Ranch Conference Center Abiquiu, NM August 25—28 (depart August 29) Register now Each morning the seminar community will gather for prayers and plenary sessions that focus on building skills in...

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April 30, 2010

2010 Peacemaking Seminar – Circle of History

Re-membering Peace: Still the Believers' Calling 2010 Peacemaking Seminar Presbyterian Peacemaking Program Ghost Ranch Conference Center Abiquiu, NM August 25—28 (depart August 29) Each morning the seminar community will gather for prayers and plenary sessions that focus on building skills...

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April 26, 2009

Antiracism Training at the Big Tent

The Presbyterian Peacemaking Program and the Office of Multicultural Ministries are partnering to offer an antiracism training event prior to the Big Tent. The Big Tent, a unique gathering of ten Presbyterian conferences, will take place in Atlanta, GA on...

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April 28, 2008

Save $100 - Offer Extended

Now you have until May 20 to save $100 when you register for this year's seminars at Ghost Ranch! In my opinion, any week at Ghost Ranch is a good week, but there are a couple of weeks that might...

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