Together with partners including Food in Neighborhoods and Kentucky State University, the Presbyterian Hunger Program helped to put on an illuminating two-day conference on Friday and Saturday, “Weaving the Food Web: The People’s Summit on Food Systems and Urban Agriculture.” After visits to growing, training and feeding operations on Friday, Saturday’s workshops were held in the conference facility at the Presbyterian Center in Louisville.
A bus tour that was part of the weekend’s “Weaving the Food Web: The People’s Summit on Food Systems and Urban Agriculture” conference put on by the Presbyterian Hunger Program and its partners included three stops that illustrated just how complex the food web can be in an urban setting.
We mourn today for the thousands of families impacted by a powerful earthquake in Morocco on Friday. More than 2,600 people are known to have died from the 6.8 magnitude quake, and that number will increase in the days and weeks ahead as recovery efforts continue. Thousands more have been injured or left homeless as buildings, homes, and historic structures were toppled.
What changes could improve General Assembly for future participants? What elements are the most important in how the assembly operates? These are some of the questions the Special Committee on Standing Rules of the General Assembly is asking in a new survey from Research Services in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The survey was recently sent to former commissioners and advisory delegates in hopes of getting good feedback on how to improve the assembly experience in years to come.
A few days ahead of the launch of a PC(USA) study on Sarah Augustine’s 2021 book, “The Land is Not Empty: Following Jesus in Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery,” the author appeared on “A Matter of Faith: A Presby Podcast” to discuss the harms that the 15th century doctrine brought about and repair work in which people of faith can engage today.
After so many years, it would be easy to give up on the prospect of peace. But members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) continue to hold fast to a hope that comes from an omnipresent God.
“This might be our most radical podcast episode,” says the Sara Hayden, host of the “New Way” podcast, a production of 1001 New Worshiping Communities that was started in 2019. During episodes 9 and 10 of the newest season, Hayden talks with the Rev. Jess Cook, founder of Every Table, a new worshiping community in Richmond, Virginia, about meditation, cannabis, embodiment and the real gift that “trans folk have to offer the church” in breaking open the cracks that empire, capitalism and white supremacy have inflicted on the institutional church to heal the diverse and beautiful bodies within the Body of Christ.
In her efforts combatting gun violence, the Rev. M. Courtenay Willcox prefers going upstream with her activism.
The Center for Lifelong Learning at Columbia Theological Seminary has announced the 2023 grant recipients of the ReKindle Congregational Development Program.
A pastor with the Presbyterian Church of Colombia talked about her official role as a government negotiator, helping to bring peace to after more than five decades of internal armed conflict in the South American nation.