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October 29, 2012

Call to Prayer and fasting with CCAP

Presbyterian World Mission encourages all PC(USA) members to engage in prayer and fasting November 17 and 18, 2012, in solidarity with our sisters and brothers in the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) in a time of difficulties in that church. The CCAP has five synods spanning Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The CCAP has not held a General Assembly since 2007 for a number of reasons. This dysfunction has been a matter of concern for many.

Presbyterian World Mission encourages all Presbyterians to uphold the CCAP in prayer on Saturday and Sunday November 17 and 18, 2012. Pray for ...

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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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March 28, 2012

10 Days of Prayer and Thanksgiving for the Roma, 2012

In 2012, Presbyterian Women will join their voices with others around the world who are concerned with justice for the Roma, who are marginalized throughout Europe.

Presbyterian Women and Presbyterian World Mission have created a 10-day prayer and study guide to lead up to International Day of the Roma, celebrated on April 8. Beginning March 29, you are invited to use the booklet to learn about the issues affecting Roma in Europe and offer prayers for change. Each day is dated for your convenience, but the booklet is timeless, so use it at any time of the year to learn ...

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January 25, 2012

Egypt’s Revolutionary Year and the Church’s Response

From our partners in Presbyterian World Mission

A free webinar organized by Presbyterian World Mission
Wednesday, February 1

2–3 p.m. EST

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Much has changed in the Middle East over the past year. In fact, the revolutionary wave of demonstrations and protests that began in Tunisia and spread throughout the Arab world that began in December 2010 are still ongoing, resulting in sweeping governmental changes in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. In Egypt, Hosni Mubarak resigned in February 2011 after 18 days of massive protests, ending his 30-year presidency. Time magazine named “the protester” its Person of ...

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September 16, 2011

Learn about Madagascar in New York

In the New York City area? Consider learning about the church at work in Madagascar.

Madagascar: The Witness of the Church
 A Brown Bag Lunch
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
September 26, 2011
Presbytery of New York City
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1600


The Rev. Hubert Rakotoarivony and Dan Turk will speak to the current situation in Madagascar and efforts of the Church of Jesus Christ in Madagascar (FJKM) to respond.  An island of incredible beauty, Madagascar currently experiences growing poverty, environmental exploitation, and an increase in sex trafficking during a time of political crisis.  In this setting, the ...

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