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  • March 2015 - Bound together

    Published March 1, 2015

    There is something about snow that binds together a neighborhood. I noticed on my street that the first driveway cleared was the house of the widow of one of our more colorful characters. She never touched a shovel. People helped each other push their cars out of icy ruts. As our streets became more narrow, folks did the dance of who went first with some grace. Without any discussion we agreed to only attempt the hill at the entrance one at a time.

    “The Brief Statement of Faith” says this:

    The Spirit justifies us by grace through faith,

    sets us ...

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    From Stated Clerk's Column

  • 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.

    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

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