Seeking peace. Striving for justice. Together.
by Christina Gore
In November of 2009 the United Nations General Assembly declared July 18 Nelson Mandela International Day. Nelson Mandela International Day is a day honoring the memory of the great president of South Africa for his contributions to peace and freedom all over the world. The United Nations has issued a call for individuals to spend 67 minutes helping others. Each minute represents a year that Mandela spent serving others.
Nelson Mandela once said, “We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference. “ It is in all ...
by Grace Bickers
On July 18 communities and organizations around the world will celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day in order to “take action and inspire change” through “service to one’s fellow human.” Sharing the date of Mandela’s birthday, the day commemorates his over 67 years spent fighting for human rights by taking seriously his charge for a new generation of leaders to take responsibility for making the world a better place. Volunteers participate in locally-organized activities for 67 minutes, showing that small actions can be the first steps to making a meaningful difference.
Nelson Mandela Day began after ...
Many thanks to the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board for recognizing Bob Smylie's good and faithful service!
From the Presbyterian News Service
Written by Jerry Van Marter
The Rev. Robert F. Smylie, who represented the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) at the United Nations for 27 years until his retirement in 2002, was named director emeritus of the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations today (Sept. 14) by the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board (formerly the General Assembly Mission Council).
Smylie, who schooled generations of Presbyterians ― including this writer ― in faith-based responses to global issues and problems, served as associate for ...
In 2011, your gifts to the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations helped Presbyterians advocate for peace and justice in the name of Jesus Christ, based on policies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assemblies, to the United Nations.
The ministry participated in working groups on the following issues:
Public presentations were arranged for PC(USA) partners from:
Introductions to UN programs ...
Today is Nelson Mandela's birthday!
Thanks be to God for his life, witness, and service.
Take Action! Inspire Change (from the UN)
Mandela Turns 93, World Called to Serve (from The Christian Post)
How will you observe the day?
How will you make every day a Mandela Day?