Seeking peace. Striving for justice. Together.
We must work together to mobilize the political will and leadership to prevent and end the conflicts that trigger refugee flows. ... Despite budget constraints everywhere, we must not turn away from those in need. Refugees leave because they have no choice. We must choose to help.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
For more than a decade now, cities, states, and countries have celebratedJune 20 is World Refugee Day. Find a prayer by Sera Chung, a prayer by Mark Koenig, and resources from Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, invites us to take 1 minute to support a family that has ...
A Prayer for Refugees
Almighty and merciful God,
whose Son became a refugee
and had no place to call his own;
look with mercy on those who today
who are fleeing from danger,
homeless and hungry.
Bless those who work to bring them relief;
inspire generosity and compassion in all our hearts;
and guide the nations of the world towards that day
when all will rejoice in your Kingdom of justice and of peace.
Help us in your work, to take the side of the lowly,
to defend the newcomer, to welcome the stranger.
Help us now to befriend the ...
“There is nothing more revolutionary than the idea ‘love your neighbor!’' Germán Zárate reminded the group who gathered at the Church Center for the United Nations on October 23, 2012. Germán, Director of the Diaconal of the Iglesia Presbiteriana de Colombia and the Rev. Mamie Broadhurst, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) mission co-worker in Colombia, spoke about the ministry of the church in Colombia.
The Iglesia Presbiteriana de Colombia, supported by U.S.-based partners, ministers to our sisters and brothers who have been displaced in Colombia. This ministry involves working to address the human rights crisis ...
Yesterday, the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations welcomed our partners from the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon to advocate with governments of the United Nations Security Council. Each representative we met received a package including letters from the Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon, stories of what is happening to Christians in Syria, the PC(USA)’s history in the region as well as a copy of the PC(USA)’s policy adopted by the 220th General Assembly (2012). Presbyterian Disaster Assistance coordinates the PC(USA) response to the humanitarian crisis in Syria.
In each of ...
In New York on August 20? Come and hear Herman Kumara speak about working for justice in Sri Lanka.
Seeking Justice in Sri Lanka
Director of the National Fisheries Solidarity Movement
Brown Bag Lunch
Monday, August 20
12:00 – 1:30
Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations Conference Room
777 United Nations Plaza 7th Floor
Herman Kumara is the Director of NAFSO (National Fisheries Solidarity Movement), a fisher people's movement in Sri Lanka. NAFSO organizes fisher people to lobby the government to defend their rights and to bring good environmental practices in coastal areas. Herman is also ...