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March 25, 2015

International Day of Remembrance of Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Today, Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations intern Kyla Korvne attended the unveiling ceremony of the Permanent Memorial to Honour the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade (co-organized by the Permanent Memorial Committee, the United Nations Office for Partnerships, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the NGO Relations Section, Outreach Division, Department of Public Information (DPI), the Caribbean Community and the African Group). Below is her post about the event:

Ban Ki Moon

Photo: Kyla Korvne

Even with the bitter cold and the windy rain blowing all of our umbrellas inside out, a crowd of people from all ...

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May 15, 2013

Three Prayer Concerns - May 16

Pibor town, South Sudan
Pray for the people of Pibor town in Jonglei State of South Sudan where violence, looting, and displacement are increasing. Pray for the Government of South Sudan and the United Nations Mission of South Sudan as they seek to address the situation. Learn about Presbyterian partners in South Sudan.

Families
On the International Day of Families, give thanks for your family. Pray for strength and all that families need for the living of these days.

Religious Freedom
Pray that all people in might have the opportunity to practice their faith in freedom.

What prayers do you ...

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January 11, 2012

Human trafficking awareness day

Today, January 11 is Human Trafficking Awareness day.  On this day, we recognize the ways in which slavery continues to exist in our world today.  Whether it is in the fields for our tomatoes or in the bedroom of hotel room, girls and boys, women and men are trafficked every day.

This modern slavery is not new.  The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) with others work to end the abuse of slavery in our world.

Teresa Lockhart Stricklen, Associate for Worship, Office of Theology and Worship with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Human Trafficking Roundtable developed worship resources ...

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May 26, 2011

Big Tent Registration Extended

The registration deadline for the Peacemaking Pre-conference Gun Violence, Gospel Values: Mobilizing in Response to God’s Call and Conference Growing Christ’s Peace at the Big Tent is extended to JUNE 15. Peacemaking registration scholarships funds are still available on a...

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May 25, 2011

Interreligious Working Group on Domestic Human Needs Webinar!

Budget Debates 102*: Debt Ceiling, Spending Caps and Program Cuts Why you should care & what you can do about it May 26 12:00-1:00 Eastern Contact jroach@afsc.org to register Debt limit! Triggers! Spending caps! What does it all mean for...

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