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  • Orange the World: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

    Published November 25, 2015

    by Robert Arrington


    Orange the World! Welcome to the first post of a daily series of sixteen that will be following the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign from November 25 through December 10. This year marks the 24th year of the campaign, coordinated by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. 2015’s theme is “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All!”

    The United Nations Secretary-General’s Campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women invites us to “Orange the world: End violence against women and girls” during this ...

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    From Swords into plowshares

  • PresbyHonest

    Published November 24, 2015


    My coming out helped me realize my white privilege
    Uniting women’s, LGBTQ, and racial justice movements

    by Layton E. Williams

    Five years ago, at Christmas, I went home for the holidays and announced to my family that I was planning on going to seminary. For the most part, my family was excited and supportive of my decision to pursue ordained ministry, but a few were resistant. As it turned out, they felt that my being a woman precluded me from being called to ministry by God.

    I was floored. Perhaps I shouldn’t have been. After all, I knew ...

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    From Presbyterians Today Blog: One Church, Many Voices

  • Training Leaders for Community Transformation in Rwanda

    Published November 24, 2015

    I plan to highlight our partners’ work in training leaders for community transformation in several countries in Africa. I’ll post information provided by our mission co-workers deeply involved in this work. This is the second post in the series:

    Dr. Elisee Musemakweli, president of the Presbyterian Church of Rwanda (PCR) from 2003 to 2014, returned to Rwanda from Belgium in 1995 to begin rebuilding a church left splintered by the 1994 genocide in which a million Rwandans died. “The churches were empty,” Dr. Musemakweli recalled. “Many of the pastors had been killed or fled abroad … I was called to ...

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