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  • National Service of Mourning in Remembrance of Those Who Have Died in Palestine and Israel to Take Place in Washington, DC. on September 3

    Published August 22, 2014

    With news of more violence flaring up in Gaza and Israel after a set of ceasefires, lasting more than nine days, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness calls upon Presbyterians to mourn for those who have died in Israel-Palestine and pray for a lasting and durable peace for both Israelis and Palestinians. If you are in the Washington D.C. area please plan on participating in a service of mourning for all those who have died in Israel-Palestine as a result of the most recent violence. The service will be held at Calvary Baptist Church (Washington ...

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    From Swords into plowshares

  • Spotlight on Trinity Presbyterian Church (East Brunswick, NJ)

    Published August 22, 2014

    Garden dedication (photo credit: Alex Mendez, Home News Tribune)

    Trinity Presbyterian Church in East Brunswick, NJ has about 350 members, is located about 45 minutes from New York City, and integrates care for all God’s earth into all facets of their ministry. When the church was brainstorming about missional foci a number of years ago, including issues such as hunger and peacemaking, at first people thought environmental concerns were more peripheral to the church’s mission, reports Debbie O’Halloran, the chair of Trinity’s Earth Shepherds. “However, we then did the study,” she says, “and then realized none ...

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    From Eco-Journey

  • Bryce Bikes: update!!

    Published August 22, 2014

    Is this bike ride something I can do? 


    First things you should know is that I am not a bicyclist, strictly speaking.  In fact, I sometimes don’t even like it.  I tend to my body through lifting heavy objects and setting them down.  Repeat.   But I am is game for a challenge, and here is why: 

    • The opportunity to ride in one of the most beautiful places in all the world, Northern California
    • Time with other justice- committed and fun Presbyterians
    • The chance to raise awareness about the important, root-cause work of the Presbyterian Hunger Program
    • The opportunity to ...
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    From Explorations in Just Living

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