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  • 2015 Spring Service Learners (L to R) AmyBeth Willis, Nora Leccese, Jenny Hyde and Salome Boyd.

    May 27, 2015

    Cultivating a new generation of church leaders

    Office of Public Witness seeks future leaders for faith-based advocacy

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPresbyterian News Service

    Washington, D.C.

    News about faith involvement in America is often grim. Religious and mainstream media have recently reported on the decline of Christianity in America. Churches that averaged 400 to 500 members each Sunday are seeing more and more empty pews, according to a number of denominations. Church leaders say their membership is aging with fewer young people to fill in the gaps.

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  • May 27, 2015

    New policy on dependent care seeks to broaden General Assembly participation - Korean


    부양 가족을 돌보는 것과 관련된 새로운 정책이 총회 참석을 확대하고자 한다

    에바 스팀슨, 미국 장로교 총회 사무국 연락 담당자

    미국 장로교 사무 총회 이사회 (COGA)에 의해 승인된 부양 가족 돌봄 환급 정책 (A Dependent Care Reimbursement Policy) 은 젊은 부부들 및 돌봄을 제공하는 다른 사람들이 제 222차 미국 장로교 총회 (2016)에 총대나 자문 위원들로 섬기는 것을 더 용이하게 해줄 것이다.

    새로운 정책 하에서, 총대들과 자문 위원들은 부양 가족 당 비용이 800불이 넘지 않거나, 혹은 추가 부양 가족 당 400불이 넘지 않는 한 다양한 형태의 부양 가족 돌봄에 대한 비용을 환급 받을 수 있다.

    총대들은 다음과 같은 것들에 대해 ...

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  • May 27, 2015

    PC(USA) membership lies in medium-sized congregations - Korean


    중형 교회들에 속해 있는 미국 장로교 성도들

    토야 리차드 잭슨, 커뮤니케이션 책임자 및 정서기 보조

    미국 장로교 총회 사무국이 발표한 2014년 통계에 따르면, 일반적으로 볼 때 미국 장로교 성도들이 150-599명 사이에 이르는 중형 교회들에 속해 있는 것으로 나타났다.

    총 성도 수의 42.5퍼센인 708,062명이 소형 교회와 대형 교회의 사이에 있는 중형 교회들에 다니고 있다. 이들 중 349,241명은 150-299명 사이에 이르는 교회들에, 그리고 358,821명은 300-599명에 이르는 교회들에 출석하고 있다.

    그래디 파슨스는 말한다: “미국 장로교는 자기들이 속해 있는 지역사회와 세상에서 예수 그리스도의 복음을 실천하기 위해 최선을 다하고 있는 활동적인 교회들로 구성되어 있는 교회입니다.  성도수가 계속해서 감소되고 있지만, 대체적으로 우리 ...

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  • May 27, 2015

    La membresía de la IP(USA) se encuentra en las congregaciones de mediana cantidad

  • May 27, 2015

    Two more points from the Moderator

    From Office of the General AssemblyG.A. Moderator

  • May 26, 2015

    Faith groups join call to end family detention

    PC(USA) Office of Public Witness joins protest of family incarceration

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPresbyterian News Service

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  • "Earth Care Day Camp" at Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church

    Published May 27, 2015

    Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church in Portland, OR last year helped to organize and host an "Earth Care Day Camp." The team provided for transportation, a nutritious snack and lunch every day for the campers, and introduced the 16 youth and 9 children to themes of water, trees, watershed management, food gardens, pollinators, wildlife habitat, wildlife. Tangible enhancements included increased native planting, the establishment of two pollinator gardens, increased water sources for wildlife, and a re-planting of a demonstration garden as an alternative to lawn. Only 3 of the 25 young people had had previous contact with CHPC and most brought ...

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    From Eco-Journey

  • International Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories

    Published May 26, 2015

    From the United Nations:

    The UN General Assembly, by its resolution 60/119 of 8 December 2005, requested the annual observance of the Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories.

    In the UN Charter, a Non-Self-Governing Territory is defined as a Territory “whose people have not yet attained a full measure of self-government”.

    In 1946, several UN Member States identified a number of Territories under their administration that were not self-governing and placed them on a UN list. Countries administering Non-Self-Governing Territories are called administering Powers.  As a result of the decolonization process over the years, most of ...

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    From Swords into plowshares

  • Tell Congress to Advocate for Palestinian Children

    Published May 26, 2015

    From our colleagues in the Office for Public Witness:

    The detention of Palestinian minors by Israel raises serious concerns about lack of due process and ill-treatment.  These concerns serve as a call to action for those who feel a responsibility to care for the most weak and vulnerable members of society.

    According to the Israeli human rights organization, B’Tselem, as of the end of March 2015, 184 Palestinian minors were held in Israeli custody.   Furthermore, as B’Tselem notes, “the military law applied in the West Bank…denies them the protections accorded to minors under both international and Israeli ...

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    From Swords into plowshares

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