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Rwandans remember the genocide but forgive

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 07:52

October 6, 2017

At the end of the Rwandan genocide in 1994, 16 Presbyterian pastors had been killed, many had been wounded and some had fled the country. The churches that remained were empty.

New children’s book explores diversity and inspires empathy

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 11:45

October 5, 2017

In response to the lack of diversity found in children’s books, No One Else like You by author Siska Goeminne and illustrator Merel Eyckerman helps children appreciate the beauty of our diverse world and their place in it.

Pastoring in war

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 09:18

October 5, 2017

Reconciliation is a sacred space where weary bodies are refreshed and troubled souls are soothed, where the roar of oppression is silenced and the calm of compassion resounds.

Reformation Sunday resources available from PHS

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 07:47

Presbyterian Historical Society has free bulletin inserts, newsletter ads

October 5, 2017

Office of the General Assembly

Reprinted from PHS Matters, the monthly PHS e-newsletter


This year, as Presbyterians celebrate the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation, the Presbyterian Historical Society has produced resources for congregations for the October 29 observance.

The resources include a bulletin insert in various sizes and formats, and an advertisement for church newsletters. Download the bulletin insert (PDF): Full Page | Half Page (letter) | Half page (legal). Download a Reformation Sunday advertisement for your church newsletter: JPEG | PDF.

Applications now being accepted for YAV’s 25th annual recruitment season

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 06:30

October 5, 2017

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) class. This is the 25th anniversary of a program that is helping to shape the next generation of globally aware, faithful and passionate leaders.

Publicaciones de Ministerios Congregacionales será consolidado con la Corporación de Publicaciones Presbiteriana

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 14:55

October 4, 2017

Se aprobó la recomendación del comité ejecutivo de la Junta de la Agencia Presbiteriana de Misión (PMAB) para consolidar Publicaciones de Ministerios Congregacionales de PMA (CMP) con la Corporación de Publicaciones Presbiteriana (PPC) en su reunión del viernes por la noche.

1001 New Worshiping Community launches in rural Virginia

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 09:50

October 4, 2017

Lucketts is not a place that has diners or coffee shops. The one restaurant in this small town in the food and wine country of rural Virginia is closed on Mondays.

1001 New Worshiping Community launches in rural Southwest Virginia

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 09:50

October 4, 2017

Lucketts is not a place that has diners or coffee shops. The one restaurant in this small town in the food and wine country of rural Southwest Virginia is closed on Mondays.

International Peacemaker from Mexico advocates for women’s rights

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 06:48

October 4, 2017

Lydia Cordero Cabrera has a difficult job. As general director for a crisis center in Mexico, she works daily with women who are facing life/death situations in their homes. The center, Casa Amiga Centro de Crisis, is located in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, across the border from El Paso, Texas.

Carta de Secretario Permanente, centro Stony Point y presbiterianos locales unidos tuvieron papel importante en el acuerdo del 3 de octubre entre Migrant Justice y Ben & Jerry's

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 06:09

October 4, 2017

Oficina de la Asamblea General

Jerry Van Marter

Director de Comunicaciones y Secretaria Asistente Permanente


Los presbiterianos están celebrando otra importante victoria para la justicia de los trabajadores inmigrantes, ya que la cadena de helados Ben & Jerry's ha acordado firmar el Programa Milk with Dignity, una campaña para mejorar las condiciones de los trabajadores inmigrantes en la industria láctea.

El contrato legal, el primero de su tipo en la industria lechera, fue firmado hoy (3 de octubre) por las partes del gigante del helado y Migrant Justice en la tienda principal de Ben & Jerry en Burlington, Vermont.

정서기 서신, 스토니 포인트 센터, 지역 장로교인들 모두 “이주 노동자의 정의 (Migrant Justice)”와 벤 앤 제리스(Ben & Jerry 's)가 10 월 3 일 맺은 합의에서 역할을 감당하다

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 06:05

October 4, 2017

Office of the General Assembly

Jerry Van Marter

Director of Communications and Assistant Stated Clerk

루이빌 (Louisville)

장로교인들은  이주 노동자들의 정의를 위한 또 하나의 중요한 승리를 축하하고  있다.  아이스 크림 체인 벤 앤 제리스(Ben & Jerry 's) 가  “품위있는 우유 프로그램 (Milk with Dignity Program)”에 서명하기로 합의했다.  이 프로그램은 낙농업에 종사하는  이주 노동자들의 환경을 개선하기 위한 운동이다. 

버몬트주  버링턴시 소재  벤 앤 제리스 본점에서 오늘 ( 10 월 3 일) 아이스크림 업계의 대기업과  “이주 노동자의 정의 (Migrant Justice)” 간에 법적 구속력이 있는 계약이 체결되었다.  이는 낙농 업계에서는 처음있는 일이다.

PDA emite oración a causa de la masacre en Las Vegas

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 14:32

October 3, 2017

A medida que los detalles siguen apareciendo sobre el mortal tiroteo en Las Vegas ayer por la tarde, la Rvda. Dra. Laurie Ann Kraus, directora del Programa Presbiteriano de Asistencia en Desastres, ha escrito una oración para compartirla con la iglesia.

Stated Clerk letter, Stony Point Center, local Presbyterians all played role in October 3 agreement between Migrant Justice and Ben & Jerry’s

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:57

October 3, 2017

Office of the General Assembly

Jerry Van Marter

Director of Communications and Assistant Stated Clerk


Presbyterians are celebrating another significant victory for migrant workers’ justice, as the ice cream chain Ben & Jerry’s has agreed to sign on to the Milk with Dignity Program, a campaign to improve conditions for migrant workers in the dairy industry.

The legally-binding contract—the first of its kind in the dairy industry—between the ice cream giant and Migrant Justice was signed today (October 3) at Ben & Jerry’s flagship store in Burlington, Vermont.

Presbyterian Church leaders react to mass shooting in Las Vegas

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:33

October 3, 2017

While authorities try to determine what led 64-year-old Stephen Paddock to open fire on a crowd of people in Las Vegas Sunday night, Presbyterian Church leaders and pastors are reaching out to congregations and those impacted by the tragedy.

Zephyr Point hosts inaugural retreat for homeless persons

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 09:12

October 3, 2017

In what is believed to be a first for a camp and conference center in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Zephyr Point on Lake Tahoe held a five-night healing and learning retreat for a group of homeless persons, physically and developmentally disabled people, and “at risk” young adults.

Presbyterian churches provide pastoral support in midst of chaos in Las Vegas

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 12:01

October 2, 2017

Las Vegas awoke this morning in a state of shock following last night’s mass shooting that has left nearly 60 dead and as many as 500 people wounded. The shootings occurred during an outdoor music festival. Police say a lone gunman opened fire on the crowd with an automatic weapon from the nearby Mandalay Bay Hotel.

PDA issues prayer following Las Vegas massacre

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:10

October 2, 2017

As details continue to emerge about the deadly shooting that took place in Las Vegas last evening, the Rev. Dr. Laurie Ann Kraus, director of Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, has written a prayer to share with the church.

Presbyterians explore history and implications of Protestant Reformation

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 08:03

Historical Society, Foundation lead 500th anniversary tour

October 2, 2017

Office of the General Assembly Communications

Angie Stevens


Throughout 2017, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and Reformed churches worldwide have been commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, celebrating the day in late October 1517 when Martin Luther unknowingly spurred a radical movement by posting his 95 theses at the Castle Church in Wittenburg, Germany.

A small group of Presbyterians have traveled to Leipzig, Germany to begin a Reformation study tour, developed by the Presbyterian Foundation and the Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS). The study tour runs October 3-15.


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