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October 15, 2012

The MDGs and World Poverty Day

End Poverty 2015 Millennium Campaign logoA one-day social media action for

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

#EndPoverty – 17 October, 2012

At the 2000 UN Millennium Summit, world leaders from rich and poor countries alike committed themselves - at the highest political level - to a set of eight time-bound targets to help fight extreme poverty worldwide by 2015. These targets came to be known as the Millennium Development Goals, MDGs.

Over the last decade, millions have overcome extreme poverty and attained better access to health care and education. Despite the significant progress, challenges remain. With just 3 years left till the MDG deadline, we have ...

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August 11, 2012

Inernational Day of Peace: Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future

From the United Nations:

International Day of Peace posterEach year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

Sustainable Peace...

This year, world leaders, together with civil society, local authorities and the private sector, will be meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development to renew political commitment to long term sustainable development.

It is in the context of the Rio+20 Conference that “Sustainable Peace for ...

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May 7, 2012

A conversation on human trafficking

The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations invites you to

A Conversation on Human Trafficking with

Noelle Damico
Associate for Fair Food, Presbyterian Hunger Program

Thursday, May 10
10:30 AM – Noon

Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations
777 UN Plaza, 7th Floor

Noelle Damico brings extensive experience and expertise to the topic. She has been a keynote panelist at the US Department of Justice’s National Human Trafficking Conference in 2010, a keynote speaker at the Houston Rescue and Restore National Conference in 2011, and a keynote speaker at the Freedom Network USA’s 2009 conference. She has also ...

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October 5, 2011

Vote Fair Fruit!

Help our sisters and brothers in the RELUFA network in Cameroon obtain a cash prize to support the “Farm to Market” strategy that will help ensure long-term stability and help assure an income stream for Fair Fruit farmers. Voting ends November 9.

How to vote

  1. Visit the Fair Fruit contest page.
  2. Click on the green Stem - vote button (Vote!) button in the middle of the page.
  3. Fill in your e-mail address in the box that appears.
  4. Uncheck the box marked "Meld mij aan voor de nieuwsbrief" unless you have a yen to receive the sponsor's newsletter.
  5. Do the simple math problem (to ...

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May 16, 2011

It Costs Too Much! The Colombia Free Trade Agreement: Presbyterians Speak Up

Join us for a Webinar on May 27 Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar Seat Now The Obama Administration is pushing to pass the three Free Trade Agreements – Korea, Colombia and Panama – by summer. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)...

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May 2, 2011

Celebrate World Fair Trade Day in May

World Fair Trade Day is celebrated the first two weeks in May in many places throughout the world. In the United States, World Fair Trade Day is coordinated by Fair Trade Resource Network. The theme for 2011 Fair Trade Day...

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March 8, 2011

Transfiguration, St. James Presbyterian Church, the Communion of Saints

Upon entering the office of St. James Presbyterian Church (409 West 141st Street, New York, NY), I saw pictures of the congregation's history on the wall. One in particular caught my attention and the memories flooded back. The folk of...

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January 5, 2011

Consider fasting with the people of Sudan

People in Sudan plan to engage in the spiritual discipline of fasting in the days leading up to the January 9, 2011 referendum. Consider joining them on Friday, January 7 or at other times during that weekend. Those who are...

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November 18, 2010

Join the webinar: Reclaiming Advent and Christmas

December 1 at 12:00 noon (Eastern time) Keep a sense of simplicity, wonder and reverence all season long. Join special guest Rev. Michael Mortvedt and staff of the Presbyterian Hunger Program in exploring ways to stay spiritually grounded through Advent...

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April 11, 2010

Until all are fed

Presbyterian, musician,pastor and hunger action enabler, Bryan McFarland is putting together a project of music and hymns that will benefit the Presbyterian Hunger Program. Here is some information from Bryan: Through May, musicians, pastors and other friends of the Presbyterian...

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February 16, 2010

Road Trip: Heaven on Earth

From our friends in the Presbyterian Hunger Program Heaven on Earth is a road trip to the U.S. Social Forum organized by the Presbyterian Hunger Program. We will travel through several states making stops along the way to visit local...

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October 10, 2009

International Trade Action Day - October 12

Support the TRADE Act to promote just trade rules The Trade Reform, Accountability, Development and Employment (TRADE) Act provides an excellent vehicle to re-examine free trade agreements to ensure they benefit people and protect God's creation. The Presbyterian Hunger Program...

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March 25, 2009

Pray for peace

This week, Spiritual Nurture for Peacemakers includes a prayer for the One Great Hour of Sharing Offering that supports Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of People; a prayer for the people of Gaza; and a prayer...

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July 15, 2008

Pre Conference Events Begin

Conference leaders began arriving on Saturday. Participants in pre-conference events made their way to Chapman on Sunday with those events beginning Sunday evening. Presbytery peacemaking leaders are taking part in a training led by Ervin Bullock, Associate for Peacemaking Network...

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February 29, 2008

South Africa: Joining Hands against Hunger in Lesotho

Cindy Easterday, Guest Author Kopano ke Matla Toant’song ea Bofuma Lesotho (Unity Is Strength in the Fight against Poverty) is the Joining Hands against Hunger network in Lesotho. Initiated in 2002 through the Presbyterian Hunger Program, KKM is one of...

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