Seeking peace. Striving for justice. Together.
by Madeline Bacchus
On Wednesday, June 10, a discussion was hosted by a member of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and a member of World Vision on new education perspectives for Palestine refugee children with disabilities living in refugee camps in Lebanon. The setting of the camps is already dangerous for those who are able-bodied, with narrow streets, exposed electric wires running alongside water and limited natural sunlight. The added on limited number of schools and health facilities makes life extremely difficult for those living with a disability. Access to education specifically is limited, if not impossible ...
If you are in the New York city area, we invite you to attend an event with the Rev. Alonzo Johnson on the Educate a Child initiative:
Educate a Child: Transform the World:
A National and International Initiative
The Rev. Alonzo Johnson
Associate, Presbyterian Peacemaking Program
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Noon – 1:30
Brown Bag Lunch
Presbyterian Conference Room
777 UN Plaza – 7th Floor
(E. 44th St. and 1st Ave. - enter on 1st Ave.)
From our partners in World Mission:
Presbyterian World Mission Encourages Congregations to Host an Event and Discussion About the Movie “The Good Lie.”
The movie, which opens in theaters October 3rd, focuses on the “Lost Boys,” who were orphaned by the brutal civil war in Sudan, beginning in 1983. Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort would bring 3600 lost boys, as well as girls, to America.
Philippe Falardeau has written a moving screenplay which stars Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon alongside Sudanese actors, and children of war, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, and newcomer Kuoth Wiel.
Mamere and ...
In July last year the Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign proclaimed every 25th of the month as Orange Day. Initiated and led by the UNiTE campaign Global Youth Network, worldwide activities implemented on this day by UN country offices and civil society organizations strive to highlight issues relevant to preventing and ending violence against women and girls, not only once a year, on 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women), but every month.
Under the heading ‘Safe spaces for women and ...
September 21 marks the International Day of Peace this year's theme is Education for Peace.
"It is not enough to teach children how to read, write and count. Education has to cultivate mutual respect for others and the world in which we live, and help people forge more just, inclusive and peaceful societies."
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
100-day countdown message to the International Day of Peace
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within ...