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  • March for justice for women

    Published February 28, 2015

    In commemoration of the 20-year anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, Presbyterian participants in the 59th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women will join the march for gender equality on International Women’s Day! Please join us and our partners, the City of New York, the UN Women for Peace Association, NGO CSW New York, Man Up Campaign, and the Working Group on Girls.

    We will march through New York City midtown, starting at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza and ending on Times Square.

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    1:30 p.m. Participants begin to assemble (Dag Hammarskjold ...

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    From Swords into plowshares

  • Follow the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

    Published February 26, 2015

    Thirty-five Presbyterians, including eleven young adults, will attend the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women will meet from March 9-20, 2015 in New York. The Presbyterian presence is made possible because the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is an accredited non-governmental organization with the United Nations' Economic and Social Council. The Presbyterian delegation is recruited and supported through a partnership between Presbyterian Women in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Racial Ethnic & Women's Ministries/Presbyterian Women, and the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations.

    This session of the Commission will focus on the Beijing Declaration ...

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    From Swords into plowshares

  • What difference does one gift make anyway?

    Published February 18, 2015

    Each year, One Great Hour of Sharing gives us the opportunity to support disaster relief, hunger initiatives, and self-development of people. Even if you’ve given to this Offering in the past, you may have wondered: Does my individual gift make much difference?

    The problems OGHS seeks to address are daunting. Millions displaced by disaster or political upheaval. Whole communities without enough food to eat. Entire generations without access to education and opportunity. In Galatians 6, Paul writes, “So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all” (v. 10). Through God and the work ...

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