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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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  • Wednesday, November 26: Education and Training of Women

    Published November 26, 2014

    The United Nations has designated November 25 as the International Day to Eliminate Violence Against WomenThe 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.

    Wednesday, November 26: Education and Training of ...

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    From Swords into plowshares

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