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  • Promote #GivingTuesday

    Published November 25, 2014

    You’ve heard of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, but what about Giving Tuesday? As part of a global charitable giving effort, we’re inviting folks to take a breather from the spending frenzy and give back on Tuesday, December 2. Give to your congregation, presbytery, Special Offerings or a variety of national and international mission causes. Imagine the collective impact of 1.8 million Presbyterians working together on a single day to make a difference! Here’s how you can help us promote and support Giving Tuesday:

    • Starting this week, through Dec 2, help spread the ...
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  • Tuesday, November 25: March to Orange your neighbourhood

    Published November 25, 2014

    The United Nations has designated November 25 as the International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women.
    The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaignlasts from November 25 to December 10, Human Rights Day, chosen to emphasize that violence against women is a violation of human rights. The theme for this year's campaign set is "From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let’s Challenge Militarism and End Gender-Based Violence!" The UNiTE Campaign and UN Women offer suggestions to mark each day of the 16 Days of Activism.

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    From Swords into plowshares

  • My Peruvian Thanksgiving

    Published November 25, 2014

     By Jason Woods, YAVA-Peru 2006/2007

     15Yes, everything is for your sake, so that grace, as it extends to more and more people, may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God. 16So we do not lose heart. Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day. -2 Corinthians 4:15-16 (NRSV)

     Thanksgiving might just be my favorite holiday, and to this day, the only Thanksgiving I didn’t spend with my family was during my YAV year in Peru. Obviously, it was difficult not celebrating like I usually would— cooking ...

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    From A Year of Service

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