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March 10, 2013

What can we do?

How can we work to end violence against women and girls?

That was the question of the day at one of the adult education classes at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church. Four members of the Presbyterian delegation made a panel presentation on the Commission on the Status of Women and this year's theme: the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.

Panel at Fifth AvenueEach participant shared her story reflecting on why she chose to attend the Commission and what her experiences had been. The participants also reflected on their ministries working to eliminate and prevent violence against ...

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September 12, 2012

Partners from Lebanon and Syria visit

Several Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) partners from Lebanon and Syria are in New York to participate in the board meeting of the Lebanese American UniversitRyan Smith, Joseph Kassab, Nuhad Tomeh, Fadi Dagher in conversationy.

While the Rev. Fadi Dagher, the Rev. Joseph Kassab, Mr. Charles Muller, and the Rev. Dr. Nuhad Tomeh
are here, our ministry has made arrangements for them to share the concerns and ministries of the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon in a variety of ways.

Today, they will meet with several missions to the United Nations.

On Sunday, September 16, Nuhad will speak during an adult Sunday School Class at Old ...

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August 16, 2011

Reflection on Youth Making a Difference seminar

 

Aram Bae, Beatrice Terino, and Gaby Verdolini at the UN

Aram Bae, Beatrice Terino, and Gaby Verdolini at the UN as part of the Youth Making a Difference Seminar

Thanks to Beatrice Terino for sharing this reflection:

I attended the UN trip as a member of the Brick Presbyterian Church. I had been told that I would meet with people from Israel who were visiting New York as a part of a program with Givat Haviva. The program was actually a photography class made up of youth from Israel – both Jews and Arabs. I had heard about the conflict between these peoples, but I did not know much about the ...

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August 11, 2011

Youth provide ideas to celebrate International Day of Peace

Participants in the Youth Making a Difference seminar (U.S. Presbyterian and Israeli Arab and Israeli Jewish youth) were invited to identify ways to celebrate the International Day of Peace. They came up with some very creative ideas. One group suggested that the day include a solar eclipse so that fireworks could be seen all day long. Check out the videos of their reports:

Group 1
Group 2
Group 3
Group 4
Group 5

Here’s a summary:

Concerts
Music
Communities joining together
Share messages of peace through:
            Email
            Twitter
            My Space
            Facebook
            Other electronic communications
Fireworks
Ice cream
Hugs ...

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August 11, 2011

Celebrate the International Day of Peace, Group 5

A group from the Youth Making a Difference seminar shares their ideas on how to celebrate the International Day of Peace. The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, in partnership with Givat Haviva, hosted this interfaith, international youth event on August 1, 2011. Participating in the day long event were Israeli Arab and Israeli Jewish youth who are part of Givat Haviva's Through Others' Eyes project. Presbyterian participants came from Brick Presbyterian Church, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, Huguenot Memorial Church (Presbyterian), and The Presbyterian Church in Westfield

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August 11, 2011

Celebrate the International Day of Peace, Group 4

A group from the Youth Making a Difference seminar shares their ideas on how to celebrate the International Day of Peace. The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, in partnership with Givat Haviva, hosted this interfaith, international youth event on August 1, 2011. Participating in the day long event were Israeli Arab and Israeli Jewish youth who are part of Givat Haviva's Through Others' Eyes project. Presbyterian participants came from Brick Presbyterian Church, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, Huguenot Memorial Church (Presbyterian), and The Presbyterian Church in Westfield.

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August 11, 2011

Celebrate the International Day of Peace, Group 3

A group from the Youth Making a Difference seminar shares their ideas on how to celebrate the International Day of Peace. The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, in partnership with Givat Haviva, hosted this interfaith, international youth event on August 1, 2011. Participating in the day long event were Israeli Arab and Israeli Jewish youth who are part of Givat Haviva's Through Others' Eyes project. Presbyterian participants came from Brick Presbyterian Church, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, Huguenot Memorial Church (Presbyterian), and The Presbyterian Church in Westfield.

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August 11, 2011

Celebrate the International Day of Peace, Group 2

A group from the Youth Making a Difference seminar shares their ideas on how to celebrate the International Day of Peace. The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, in partnership with Givat Haviva, hosted this interfaith, international youth event on August 1, 2011. Participating in the day long event were Israeli Arab and Israeli Jewish youth who are part of Givat Haviva's Through Others' Eyes project. Presbyterian participants came from Brick Presbyterian Church, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, Huguenot Memorial Church (Presbyterian), and The Presbyterian Church in Westfield.

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August 11, 2011

Celebrate the International Day of Peace, Group 1

A group from the Youth Making a Difference seminar shares their ideas on how to celebrate the International Day of Peace. The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, in partnership with Givat Haviva, hosted this interfaith, international youth event on August 1, 2011. Participating in the day long event were Israeli Arab and Israeli Jewish youth who are part of Givat Haviva's Through Others' Eyes project. Presbyterian participants came from Brick Presbyterian Church, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, Huguenot Memorial Church (Presbyterian), and The Presbyterian Church in Westfield.

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August 1, 2011

Interfaith international youth event

The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, in partnership with Givat Haviva, hosted "Youth Making a Difference" an interfaith, international youth event on August 1, 2011.

Participating in the day long event were Israeli Arab and Israeli Jewish youth who are part of Givat Haviva's Through Others' Eyes project. Presbyterian participants came from Brick Presbyterian Church, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, Huguenot Memorial Presbyterian Church, and the Presbyterian Church in Westfield.

The 35 young people had the opportunity to meet and get to know one another. They toured the UN and heard a speaker about the UN's youth work ...

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January 26, 2011

Living as global disciples - adult education class

The people kept coming and more and more chairs were brought into the room. On Sunday, January 23, I had the privilege to lead an adult class at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church.We gathered at 12:30, after worship in the Corning...

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