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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

Louisville

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

Louisville

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

Louisville

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.

Stated Clerk urges Presbyterians to back greater refugee resettlement

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 14:42

Letter comes as President Trump sets lowest admissions in history

September 29, 2017

Office of the General Assembly Communications

LOUISVILLE

from J. Herbert Nelson II
Stated Clerk of the General Assembly

 

Dear Members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.),

For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who is not partial and takes no bribe, 18 who executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and who loves the strangers, providing them food and clothing. 19 You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.  --  Deuteronomy 10:17-19

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PC(USA) Stated Clerk urges President Trump to expand refugee resettlement

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 14:37

J. Herbert Nelson decries lowest admissions allowance in history

September 29, 2017

Office of the General Assembly Communications

LOUISVILLE

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly Stated Clerk J. Herbert Nelson II has sent a letter to President Trump decrying the president’s decision to lower the number of refugee admissions for 2018 to just 45,000 – the lowest number since the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program was established in 1980.

Presbyterian Peace Fellowship and Fossil Free PC(USA) announce new partnership

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:27

September 29, 2017

Two strong voices in environmental justice and peacemaking have decided to come together in an effort to strengthen their work. Presbyterian Peace Fellowship (PPF) and Fossil Free PC(USA) have announced a formal partnership in which FFPPCUSA will operate as a project within PPF.

‘Got Sermon?’

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:04

September 29, 2017

Launched in 2008, Got Sermon? was intentionally designed to bring the gifts of Union’s faculty to primarily parish-based preachers seeking inspiration for the homiletical task during the most demanding times of the year. The lectionary study series offers a twice yearly, day-long conference corresponding to the liturgical seasons of Advent and Lent.

PC (EE.UU.) firma el Amicus Brief que va en contra de la Orden Ejecutiva sobre la prohibición de viaje

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:26

September 29, 2017

Office of the General Assembly

A través del amicus brief, compañeros la fe respondieron a los casos presentados ante el Tribunal Supremo de los Estados Unidos, ya que ofrecen perspectivas específicas de moralidad y fe en las posibles decisiones tomadas por el organismo judicial. El lunes 18 de septiembre del 2017, el Reverendo Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Secretario Permanente de la Oficina de la Asamblea General de la Iglesia Presbiteriana (Estados Unidos), firmó el amicus brief  Trump v. IRAP, et al, y Trump v. Estado de Hawai y otros, ante la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos junto con otras instituciones y organizaciones religiosas ecuménicas en oposición a la Orden Ejecutiva del Presidente que tenía por objeto impedir que todos los refugiados entraran a los Estados Unidos, como también personas de seis países predominantemente musulmanes.

PEC Conference concludes with renewed call to end Doctrine of Discovery

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:12

September 29, 2017

Attendees of the Presbyterians for Earth Care Conference have wrapped up a week of conversation and tears around the struggles of Native Americans and the continued environmental threat to the Columbia River Gorge along the Oregon/Washington state line.

Freedom Rising initiative receives major gifts

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 13:04

September 28, 2017

Freedom Rising, a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) initiative “to address and improve the worsening plight of the African-American male,” has received gifts totaling $78,461 from a Pittsburgh-based charitable foundation, two mid-councils and an offering collected at a Presbyterian collegiate conference.

PMAB Board approves ongoing relationships with Historically Presbyterian Racial Ethnic institutions

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 06:12

September 28, 2017

At its fall meeting, the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board (PMAB) voted to recommend the 223rd General Assembly (2018) approve the Institutional Relationship Agreement between the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and its Historically Presbyterian Racial Ethnic Institutions.

Stewardship Kaleidoscope seminar discusses planned giving basics for churches

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 14:44

September 27, 2017

In 2016, Americans left $3.76 billion to non-profits in their estates. Churches can be beneficiaries of this generosity but it takes a good plan and a strong message to spur those gifts, says Karl Mattison, Vice President of Planned Giving Resources for the Presbyterian Foundation.

Exploring a partnership with the Mexican Communion of Reformed and Presbyterian Churches

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 11:31

September 27, 2017

Two representatives of the Mexican Communion of Reformed and Presbyterian Churches (CMIRP) met with Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) World Mission staff in Louisville last week to explore the possibility of engaging in mission together.

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