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From the Better World Campaign:
You’ve already heard the bad news: The U.S. is in the red on its peacekeeping dues — big time. Now here’s the good news: The Administration is committed to doing something about it.
Yesterday Ambassador Samantha Power took the case to Congress, testifying that next year’s budget must robustly support UN peacekeeping and pay back the dues we promised to pay.
Thank her for saying what Congress needed to hear, and tweet this message*:
By Esther Lee
I had the privilege of attending the Compassion, Peace and Justice (CPJ) Training (March 21) and the Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD) (March 21-24) gathering in Washington D.C.
The CPJ training started at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, where Presbyterian peacemakers congregated from all over the nation. The day consisted of registration, meet and greets, opening worship and welcoming, a panel discussion, a luncheon discussion with workshops in between, and a final sending service. As I helped lead the workshop “Faith Communities Working Together to Prevent Violence” with Christine Hong, Associate for Theology: Interfaith Relations and ...
by Esther Lee
March 8, 2014. The long awaited Ecumenical Women Orientation had arrived.
Making my way to the United Nations early morning, I did not know what to expect other than knowing that there were going to be numerous people attending from all around the world. Upon my arrival at the Church Center, there was already a throng of attendees conversing with one another in much excitement. Though the amount of planning I had personally participated in was trivial, it was refreshing to observe the heavily planned and anticipated day finally play out.
With breakfast kicking off the day ...
Advocacy Training Weekend 2014
Many types of violence afflict our world. Come to the Advocacy Training Weekend to address the causes of that violence and to seek hopeful solutions. Training will kickoff March 21, 2014 with Compassion, Peace and Justice Training Day for Presbyterians. Learning will continue with our ecumenical sisters and brothers during Ecumenical Advocacy Days the remainder of the weekend.
"Through prayer, worship, speakers, and advocacy training we will discover a faith-based vision for national policies that “guide our feet into the path of peace” (Luke 1:79), all culminating with Monday’s Congressional Lobby Day on Capitol ...
2013 was a tough year for the world — a year for the UN to prove itself more than ever. It was a year in which the UN showed its ability to respond nimbly to unfolding crises around the globe, from the humanitarian response to Typhoon Hainan to the critical role that peacekeepers are playing in containing and even reversing conflicts in some of the toughest corners of the world. However, just as peacekeeping is proving its worth, Congress and the Administration have decided to ...