he theme is set for the 2018 Compassion, Peace and Justice Training Day, to be held April 20, in Washington, D.C. The annual day-long gathering at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church provides Presbyterians with the opportunity to engage on major social justice issues. This year’s theme is 'A World Uprooted: Responding to Migrants, Refugees and Displaced People.'
A year of service, a lifetime of deeper questions. One of the many ways the Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) program hopes to challenge participants is through the forming and continual reshaping of the program’s own concepts about service. This is done best when young volunteers and local people of faith walk together to encourage, challenge and inspire one another.
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. — Matthew 22:37–40. This message is recited over and over among people of faith, whether they are Jews, Muslims or Christians. The words are unambiguous in their call for us to deal with others within the human family in ways that we ourselves would like to be treated.
The Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS) is pleased to have recently received the papers of Jack Rogers (1934–2016), an influential pastor and educator who served the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in many leadership roles, including Moderator of the 213th General Assembly (2001).
We obtained Rev. Rogers’ papers thanks to the faithful concern of his close friends and family—especially his wife, Sharon Rogers—that his correspondence, lecture notes, clippings, photographs, and multimedia materials become available for the whole church and for researchers.
The children coming to “Camp in a Van” was one of Misión Presbiteriana Hispana’s greatest success stories from 2017. Forty children showed up when the 1001 worshiping community took its Vacation Bible School to children in their neighborhood at a nearby park.
The Advocacy Committee for Women’s Concerns and Presbyterian Women of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) have issued a joint statement on sexual injustice in response to national attention being focused on the topic.
It has been 10 years since I stepped off an Ethiopian Airlines flight and placed my feet on Kenyan soil. However, the impact of my Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) experience has left me feeling, at times, as if it were yesterday. I don’t remember how I came to know about the YAV program. I vaguely remember filling out an application. What I do remember is my interview with Phyllis Byrd and my excitement about the possibility of serving for a year on the continent of Africa. I vividly remember her stern and stoic demeanor and my desire to convey how much I needed this experience.
The shooting deaths of two high school students in the small western Kentucky town of Benton have left residents and surrounding communities in shock. Teachers, parents, faith and government leaders have spent the past few days trying to determine the cause as well as solutions to the violence.
Vision, per capita, commissioners’ resolutions and more. The All Agency Review Committee is preparing a report to the 2018 General Assembly with a smorgasbord of recommendations stemming from the committee’s work reviewing the six agencies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Work is an important part of vocation, but an equally important place to live out my calling is in my new home. My current home as a Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) is an intentional Christian community in Boston, where my fellow YAVs and I seek to build faithful relationships with each other, with our neighbors and with God. My year of service is teaching me that “being in mission” is a way of living that starts in the place where I eat, rest, reflect and pray with those closest to me.