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A youth group from the Presbytery of Eastern Virginia participated in a seminar on July 7 and 8, 2015.
The group explored why followers of Jesus and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) engage in the public arena and have a presence at the United Nations.
The Convention on the Rights of the Child, the forced displacement of children, the work of UNICEF, human trafficking, and child soldiers were among the topics the group considered.
Group members made Red Hands to join the campaign to end the use of children as soldiers.
The Red Hands ...
On January 23, the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations provided a seminar for the International Law Society from the University of Baltimore School of Law on the topic of human rights.
Speaking at the seminar were:
Shulamith Koenig, Founding President, People’s Movement for Human Rights Learning (formerly known as People’s Decade for Human Rights Education)
Renzo Pomi, speaking in the photo, Amnesty International’s Representative at the United Nations
John Washburn, Convener of the American Non-Governmental Organizations Coalition for the International Criminal Court (AMICC)
Janette Amer, Human Rights Adviser with UNWomen
Ryan Smith and Mark Koenig shared ...
Halloween costumes have appeared in New York City. However you observe the holiday, consider participating in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF this year.
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to save and improve children's lives, providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more.
A group from the Presbyterian Church in Chatham Township participated in a seminar on Wednesday, October 15. The group focused on Korea.
Our colleague, Doug Hostetter, from the Mennonite Central Committee UN Liaison Office provided some history of Korea and talked about the work of the Mennonites in both North and South Korea.
Moon H. Lee, former Executive Secretary of National Council of Korean Presbyterian Churches, former Eastern Korean Presbytery Stated Clerk, former NYC Presbytery moderator, and current member of the PC(USA) Advisory Committee on the Constitution, made a presentation and led a discussion about Presbyterian ministry with the ...
On September 27 and 28, Hudson River Presbytery hosted a weekend of theology, advocacy and worship called “Changing the Conversation: Claiming Our Voice.” The weekend included three events, a conference on Saturday at Stony Point Center from 9:00-‐3:30, a fundraising reception for the Office of Public Witness and Presbyterian Ministry at the UN that evening from 4:00-‐6:00, and a worship at Pleasantville Presbyterian Church on Sunday morning at 10:00am that will be simulcast to congregations throughout the presbytery.
The Rev. Mark Koenig, director of the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, and Kyle ...