Seeking peace. Striving for justice. Together.
by Lori Evans
Here is what I did for the Orange Day to end violence against women and girls.
I went to the Presbyterian Women's group at my congregation, Brick Presbyterian Church in Brick, New Jersey. I did a presentation and handed out orange ribbons. I placed an article in our church newsletter and bulletin. I placed flyers all over our church building. I also talked to our Session.
After talking to my church, I did a five minute presentation at the June Presbytery Meeting. Than I made arrangements to talk to someone at the Brick Town Mayor's ...
from the email newsletter of the Presbytery of Wabash Valley
by Phyllis Wezeman, First Presbyterian Church of South Bend & Malawi Mission Network
"Malawi: The Big Picture," a three-day seminar co-sponsored by the Malawi Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the Presbyterian Ministry of the United Nations, was attended by twenty-two people from the Presbytery of Wabash Valley. Members of First Presbyterian Church of Peru, First Presbyterian Church of South Bend, and Westminster Presbyterian Church of South Bend traveled to New York City to learn more about the United Nations work in Malawi, Africa.
Speakers included staff ...
Why do followers of Jesus work in the public arena - that part of our life where communities and countries and corporations and the nations of the world make policies that shape our common life? What theological principles and Biblical stories call us to and sustain us in such ministry?
How do we witness and work in the public arena?
On Saturday, May 18, I had the privilege to explore these and related questions with an intergenerational group from Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church in Kensington, Maryland.
Certified Educator Jan Moody, Pastor, the Rev. Kirby Lawrence Hill, and Director of Music John ...
Last week, I hosted a workshop at the Compassion, Peace and Justice Training Day in Washington, DC. The workshop focused on global discipleship and food and hunger advocacy within the international community.
Participants looked at three critical global issues around food and hunger policy: soil, water and land grabbing.
Participants talked about ways in which their congregation could change US based policy and have an influence on global policy. The theme of acting locally while thinking globally recurred in small groups.
Small groups talked about what is happening in their communities and how others can get involved. Supporting local produce ...
Observe World Interfaith Harmony Week We live in an interfaith world. This brings challenges and opportunities. Respectful Presence: An Understanding of Interfaith Prayer and Celebration from a Reformed Christian Perspective, a document commended to congregations and governing bodies of the...