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  • A Very YAV Thanksgiving

    Published November 27, 2014

    We tend to hear more stories about the YAV program when the Pentecost Offering is received in June, but the work of our Young Adult Volunteers happens every day. I may be a bit biased, as it doesn't seem like that long ago I was celebrating Thanksgiving in Belfast with my fellow YAVs, but I remember the feeling of living in a culture that doesn't celebrate my favorite holiday, thousands of miles away from family, making preparations to spend it with friends so much more bittersweet.

    A Very YAV Thanksgiving, 2012

    This year, as you prepare to spend ...

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  • Covenant, community, and collaboration

    Published November 26, 2014

    by Jamie Tan

    On November 25, 2014, Richard Aylor, Alison Fraser, and I attended UNiTE’s “Official Commemoration of the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women,” moderated by Amna Nawaz, NBC News.  This was a spectacular, Orange-themed event opened by the UN Secretary General himself, Ban Ki-Moon, featuring speakers such as Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York City and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women. 

    Most significant for me, however, was a testimony from actress Teri Hatcher, star of the popular ABC drama Desperate Housewives.  Ms. Hatcher was moved to tears before the ...

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    From Swords into plowshares

  • Dec 7 Light for Lima

    Published November 26, 2014

    You are invited to follow along the PCUSA trip to Lima with our mission partners on this blog and you are also invited to light a candle or join a vigil in your own home community on Sunday Dec 7, as part of a global interfaith effort called "Light for Lima."


    #LightForLima encourages people to host a vigil, join a vigil, participate in an online vigil, and to take a picture to upload or tweet.


    On December 7, throughout the UN climate talks, and ongoing, may we keep climate negotiations in our hearts and prayers as we strive to serve ...

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