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July 17, 2013

Pray for peace in Zimbabwe - Sunday, July 21

This call to prayer was originally posted on a World Mission Web page.

Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk, Office of the General Assembly, PC(USA)
Linda Valentine, Executive Director, General Assemly Mission Council, PC(USA)

We join with World Mission to invite Presbyterians in the United States to accompany our Zimbabwean sisters and brothers in praying for peace in before, during and after the July 31 elections.

Zimbabwe is preparing for national elections on July 31.  It will be the first national election since June 2008, when the campaign was marred by a sharp increase in political violence. The Zimbabwe Council ...

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August 6, 2010

What happened to all those red hands?

The first batch of red hands and letters has been delivered. Over 800 red hands were created by participants in the Presbyterian Youth Triennium, They had the simple message: children should be children, not soldiers. Participants wrote some 200 letters...

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October 9, 2009

Wide awake in Seattle

Lamiel Phiri's itinerary included a visit to the Presbytery of Seattle. While there, he visited with members of Wedgewood Presbyterian Church. Lamiel works with Christian Care Zimbabwe, a non-governmental organization of the Zimbabwe Council of Churches, involves humanitarian and development...

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February 17, 2009

Support Unity Government in Zimbabwe

The ONE Campaign encourages all to act to make sure the African Union AC) actively supports the new Zimbabwe unity government. In recent weeks, Zimbabwehas attempted to form a “unity government” between President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai....

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December 24, 2008

On this night we gather

On this night bellies spasm with hunger winter seeps into the bones of people with no homes thoughts turn to Afghanistan, Zimbabwe and places between and beyond people plot violence children watch parents die of AIDS, wondering when their turn...

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