Seeking peace. Striving for justice. Together.
by Catherine Warren
It was a beautiful coincidence that my second week interning for the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations was spent with a doctor of ministry class from Columbia Theological Seminary in my hometown of Decatur, Georgia. As a child I had babysitters that were in seminary, as well as youth ministers, as well as some of my best friends parents are faculty at the seminary. Needless to say I was happy to welcome them to New York.
The topic of Israel/Palestine was not exactly something that I was happy to welcome. Simply because the topic itself ...
by Catherine Warren
Over the past two weeks, the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations hosted a class from Columbia Theological Seminary (Decatur, GA). The class explored the topic of Israel and Palestine through many different lenses.
We left off last Wednesday with what was going on in the class. Last Thursday the class heard from David Wildman of the United Methodist Church's General Board of Global Ministries on the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign. Noushin Framke described the work of the Israel Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). They also heard a critique ...
Yesterday's class for #CTSatUN involved a visit to the United Nations.
By Catherine Warren
This week the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations began hosting a two week seminar in conjunction with Columbia Theological Seminary (Decatur, GA). The class titled, “Israel, Palestine and the Future of the Middle East” is taught by Mark Douglas, professor at CTS, and our director Mark Koenig.
In the first three days, the class has heard from several different perspectives on several different issues. On Monday, after arrival and introductions, the class learned about the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations and heard a brief history of Israel and Palestine. The class also heard from Doris ...
Reprinted with permission from The Messenger of Catonsville Presbyterian Church with slight editorial changes in relation to photos that appeared in the original article
“Children are children, not soldiers!”
“I liked the UN tour, especially seeing the conference rooms, where the action really happens.”
“I was amazed by the impact that an advocate can have in influencing policy decisions.”
“The Red Cup program impressed me the most because it accomplished three purposes at once: feeding people, providing education, and promoting gender equality.”
These were some of the reflections from the group that traveled to the United Nations on Friday, October ...