Alcohol and Drug Awareness congregational resources.
This material can be used throughout the church. It is appropriate for all educational activities, Sunday school classes, workshops, study groups, women's groups, and men's groups. Suggested sermon themes, hymns and prayers are offered to help center a Service on Addiction Issues.
This book was developed in cooperation with The National Episcopal Coalition on Alcohol and Drugs, The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
This list of organizations should be contacted directly for more information regarding their funding standards.
Keynote speech at the Freedom Network (USA) Annual Conference, March 2009, by the Rev. Noelle Damico, who coordinates the PC(USA) Campaign for Fair Food.
Non-profit organizations and faith based groups across the country help organize efforts to bring about change in US immigration laws, offer direct services to immigrants, and provide resources for individuals to undergird their efforts. Immigration is a national issue and requires the support and actions of people everywhere in order to be effective.
Conducted by the PC(USA) Research Services office, the U.S. Congregational Life Survey tallied responses from 40,000 worshipers in a national study of Presbyterian congregations. In the fall of 2008 and the spring of 2009 a random sample of 521 PC(USA) congregations participated in the U.S. Congregational Life Survey. The survey was given in worship and included the responses of all worshipers age 15 and older. In 2001, a random sample of 523 PC(USA) congregations participated.
A Field Guide to Presbyterian Congregations: Who’s Going Where and Why (available through Presbyterian Distribution Services, order item 02056-10100) presents findings from the survey. …
Farms rely on immigrant labor to help plant, tend, and harvest the fruits and vegetables that are grown in the US. These are low-paying low skill jobs that historically US citizens have been hesitant to take. To help meet the needs of farmers, the US government has a temporary worker program known as the H-2A temporary foreign agricultural worker program. However, demand far outweighs the availability of these visas. There are three million agricultural jobs that are available each year. Yet in 2007 the Department of State issued 50,791 H-2A visas. The very limited number of visas available for immigrants …
Although not a peace treaty, this agreement renouncing armed forces against one another, signed by leaders of North and South Korea 38 years after the fighting ceased, has been described as a first step toward inevitable reunification of the Korean peninsula. It reaffirms the three principles of unification set forth in the July 4, 1972, South-North Joint Communiqué. The document includes 25 articles in four chapters: South-North Reconciliation, South-North Nonaggression, South North Exchanges and Cooperation and Amendments and Effectuation.