from J. Herbert Nelson II
Stated Clerk of the General Assembly
Dear Members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.),
For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who is not partial and takes no bribe, 18 who executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and who loves the strangers, providing them food and clothing. 19 You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. -- Deuteronomy 10:17-19
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Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly Stated Clerk J. Herbert Nelson II has sent a letter to President Trump decrying the president’s decision to lower the number of refugee admissions for 2018 to just 45,000 – the lowest number since the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program was established in 1980.
Two strong voices in environmental justice and peacemaking have decided to come together in an effort to strengthen their work. Presbyterian Peace Fellowship (PPF) and Fossil Free PC(USA) have announced a formal partnership in which FFPPCUSA will operate as a project within PPF.
Launched in 2008, Got Sermon? was intentionally designed to bring the gifts of Union’s faculty to primarily parish-based preachers seeking inspiration for the homiletical task during the most demanding times of the year. The lectionary study series offers a twice yearly, day-long conference corresponding to the liturgical seasons of Advent and Lent.
A través del amicus brief, compañeros la fe respondieron a los casos presentados ante el Tribunal Supremo de los Estados Unidos, ya que ofrecen perspectivas específicas de moralidad y fe en las posibles decisiones tomadas por el organismo judicial. El lunes 18 de septiembre del 2017, el Reverendo Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Secretario Permanente de la Oficina de la Asamblea General de la Iglesia Presbiteriana (Estados Unidos), firmó el amicus brief Trump v. IRAP, et al, y Trump v. Estado de Hawai y otros, ante la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos junto con otras instituciones y organizaciones religiosas ecuménicas en oposición a la Orden Ejecutiva del Presidente que tenía por objeto impedir que todos los refugiados entraran a los Estados Unidos, como también personas de seis países predominantemente musulmanes.
Attendees of the Presbyterians for Earth Care Conference have wrapped up a week of conversation and tears around the struggles of Native Americans and the continued environmental threat to the Columbia River Gorge along the Oregon/Washington state line.
Freedom Rising, a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) initiative “to address and improve the worsening plight of the African-American male,” has received gifts totaling $78,461 from a Pittsburgh-based charitable foundation, two mid-councils and an offering collected at a Presbyterian collegiate conference.
At its fall meeting, the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board (PMAB) voted to recommend the 223rd General Assembly (2018) approve the Institutional Relationship Agreement between the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and its Historically Presbyterian Racial Ethnic Institutions.
In 2016, Americans left $3.76 billion to non-profits in their estates. Churches can be beneficiaries of this generosity but it takes a good plan and a strong message to spur those gifts, says Karl Mattison, Vice President of Planned Giving Resources for the Presbyterian Foundation.
Two representatives of the Mexican Communion of Reformed and Presbyterian Churches (CMIRP) met with Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) World Mission staff in Louisville last week to explore the possibility of engaging in mission together.