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The 25th of every month is an Orange Day to end violence against women and girls.
On the 25th of each month, join the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign and orange your day!
Last week, I joined members of the World Communion of Reformed Churches in Cuba to focus on human trafficking. The consultation provided the opportunity to meet with global church partners to explore ways that our churches can work together to stop human trafficking.
Below is a press release from the World Communion of Reformed Churches outlining the consultation.
Human trafficking is focus of church
consultation in Cuba
Human trafficking in the Caribbean is the focus of an international consultation getting underway today in Cuba. Church-based justice advocates are concerned about the sale of human beings across borders for the sex ...
Today, we honor the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. We remember this terrible history and are reminded today that slavery still exists in our world.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Human Trafficking Roundtable continues to work on ending modern slavery here in the United States and with our partners around the world.
Below is a statement from Ambassador Susan Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations:
Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on International Day of Remembrance of the Victims ...
International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Trade
March 25, 2013
"They will remember that we were sold, but not that we were strong. They will remember that we were bought, but not that we were brave."
William Prescott, former slave
The tragic transatlantic slave trade, which marked one of the darkest chapters in human history, lasted for 400 years, despite a spirited resistance by the millions of enslaved peoples. Often known as the triangular trade, the transatlantic trade connected the economies of three continents. It is estimated that between 15 to 20 million people ...
... as my grandmother used to say there is always a BUT ...
Those words serve as a pivotal moment in a powerful sermon of hope preached by the Rev. Laetitia Wells at Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church in New York on Sunday. Using Jesus' familiar story of the prodigal son as her text, the Rev. Wells explored the role of hope in our lives.
Supply pastor of St. Paul Presbyterian Church in High Point, NC and works as a mental health counselor at the Hughes Center for Exceptional Children, the Rev. Wells is in New York as part of the Presbyterian delegation ...