An El Paso immigration center was forced to close down for a time on Monday as hundreds of clergy and social justice groups demonstrated against the treatment of asylum seekers along the U.S./Mexico border. The multifaith gathering was organized by the Moral Monday movement, led by the Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II.
The march took place in El Paso along the border with Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. An estimated 500 made their way to the U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement Processing Center.
The Presbyterian Mission Agency announced today that it has named the Rev. Dr. Ray Jones III as the new director of Theology, Formation & Evangelism (TFE).
Leaders from 11 African countries now serving the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in 22 states and 20 presbyteries across the United States gathered for the African Leaders Pre-Conference, sponsored by the Racial Equity & Women’s Intercultural Ministries at Big Tent 2019.
I never thought of myself as a crafty person. The small motor skills required for sewing or crocheting make my brow knit in frustration. Coloring books meant to lower blood pressure increase mine. But I confess that there have been weeks where I’ve been crafting some sort of visual aid to go with the sermon I’m preparing.
Twelve children were huddled around a long table. Though they were only 7 to 13 years old, they would ordinarily be on the street, begging or selling merchandise for their families. They would not be in school if it were not for the School on Wheels (SOW) program of the Little Children of the Philippines. The children live in difficult circumstances, and because school was not a priority set by their families, they are behind in their education. By offering them nonformal education three hours daily for 10 months, SOW allows them to catch up on their lessons so they can re-enter public school.
Right on the heels of being named one of the Healthiest Employers in Greater Philadelphia, the Board of Pensions has earned a spot on the Philadelphia Business Journal’s list of Best Places to Work for the second year in a row.
미국장로교 총회 사무국은 사역과 리더십 준비를 한 차원 높여 줄 수 있는 새로운 온라인 교육 자료를 기획 중이다. Equip.pcusa.org 는 현재 공식적으로 열려 있으며 사역장로, 목사 후보생, 중간 공의회 지도자들을 위한 자료를 제공한다. 그것은 OGA의 정서기 제이 허버트 넬슨J. Herbert Nelson, II 목사가 진행하는 장기 계획의 일부이다.
“Pray for a new Sudan to come” was the heartfelt plea given by Dr. Aida Weran to the members of the South Sudan/Sudan Mission Network that recently met at the New Wilmington Mission Conference at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa. Weran is an instructor at Nile Theological College in Khartoum, Sudan, an institution that Weran described as being at the “crossroads of the violence.”
The Office of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is launching a new online training resource that planners hope will take ministry and leadership preparation to the next level. Equip.pcusa.org is officially open now, offering resources for ruling elders, upcoming ministers, and mid council leaders. It is part of a long-range plan set in motion by the Reverend Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Stated Clerk of the PC(USA).
The “New Way” podcast, which debuted in January with host the Rev. Sara Hayden, began dropping episodes for its second season beginning July 30.