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Confession of PCUSA young Korean-American Pastors regarding the White Supremacy and Racism

1 hour 35 min ago

August 22, 2017

National Caucus of Korean Presbyterian Churches

Young Korean-American Pastors

We condemn the violent protests of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 11th and 12th, and we denounce the racism and hatred which are prevalent in America.

  1. We confess all people are created in the image of God and have the dignity of human beings (Gen. 1:27). Skin color does not determine the value of a person. Racial and ethnic discrimination is rebuilding the wall of sin which Jesus Christ shattered (Eph. 2:14). It is a bigoted rejection of neighbors whom we are called to love as ourselves, and it is a rebellion against God ...

Se crea un ambiente para el desarrollo de las mujeres de color

2 hours 10 min ago

August 22, 2017

Las mujeres presbiterianas de todo el país se reunieron en Daytona Beach, Florida en el estudio, la oración, la comunidad y la adoración mientras celebraban la Consulta con las Mujeres de Color 2017.

Hacedora de Paz centroamericana visitara los EE.UU. este otoño

4 hours 15 min ago

August 22, 2017

La Rvda. Delia Leal es la Coordinadora Regional del programa del Ministerio de la Mujer en México y Centroamérica con el Centro Protestante para Estudios Pastorales en Centroamérica (CEDEPCA). Actualmente, Leal sirve como pastora para una congregación bautista, y hablará con congregaciones y organizaciones de los Estados Unidos este otoño como parte del Programa de Hacedores Internacionales de Paz 2017 del Programa Presbiteriano por la Paz.

Playing together in God’s kingdom

6 hours 49 min ago

August 22, 2017

Dear mother wearing the hijab in the children’s museum: As-salamu alaykum. Peace be upon you. When I have traveled to distant lands, hearing just one word in my cradle language has felt like having a familiar coat wrapped around me. So I speak peace to you.

Decision not to merge OGA and PMA eclipses All Agency Review business

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 15:40

August 21, 2017

On the day of an eclipse that obscured 96 percent of the sun in Louisville, the All Agency Review Committee of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) meeting here shed light on the year-long conversation regarding the makeup of the denomination’s agency structure.

International peacemaker believes education is key to peace in South Sudan

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 09:02

August 21, 2017

Born to Dinka parents, Achol Majok Kur Kier is not inclined to conform to expectations that define her culture. Strong-willed, at a young age she refused the matrimonial candidate her parents had hand-picked from within their clan.

이번 가을 미국을 방문할 중앙 아메리카의 평화 조정자

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 08:01

August 21, 2017

델리아 레알Delia Leal 목사는 중앙 아메리카 목회 연구센터(CEDEPCA)와 멕시코 및 중앙 아메리카 여성부 프로그램의 지역 코디네이터이다. 현재 침례교 목회자인 레알Leal은 장로교 평화 프로그램과 함께하는 2017년 국제 평화 프로그램의 일환으로 올 가을에 미국 회중 및 기관들과 대화할 것이다.

Creating an environment for women of color to thrive

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 06:30

August 21, 2017

Presbyterian women from across the country gathered in Daytona Beach, Florida in study, prayer, community and worship as they celebrated the 2017 Women of Color Consultation

Central American peacemaker to visit U.S. this fall

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:00

August 18, 2017

The Rev. Delia Leal is the regional coordinator for the Women’s Ministry program in Mexico and Central America with the Protestant Center for Pastoral Studies in Central America (CEDEPCA). Currently a pastor for a Baptist congregation, Leal will speak to U.S. congregations and organizations this fall as part of the 2017 International Peacemakers with the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program.

Vacation Bible School project helps hungry neighbors in Illinois

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 09:30

August 18, 2017

First Presbyterian Church of Monticello, Illinois is not a large church, but it has a big heart. Over its 175-year history church members have always given back to the community says Pastor Paul Spangler. But a few years ago, the church tried something different for Vacation Bible School and the results proved beneficial for many residents in the small town as well as the church itself.

PMAB Finance Committee receives 2017 first half report

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:18

August 17, 2017

The Finance and Audit committee of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board heard reports from financial services and audit team members today that painted a positive picture of the agency’s finances for the first half of 2017.

Montana communities fight wildfires and severe drought conditions

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 08:37

August 17, 2017

“It’s bad, Dust Bowl bad.” That’s how Kathy Goodrich, co-general presbyter of the Yellowstone Presbytery, describes the impact of Montana wildfires this summer. Hot, dry conditions have proven costly for communities across the state as wildfires continue to spread.

Resources for congregations and pastors to stand against racism, white supremacy

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 06:24

August 17, 2017

Confession of Belhar, Facing Racism and other resources inspire Presbyterians to speak out during worship services against racist, neo-Nazi and white supremacist actions in Charlottesville.

Hundreds dead in Sierra Leone following flooding and mudslides in capital city

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:30

August 16, 2017

The search for bodies and survivors continues in the Sierra Leone capital of Freetown following heavy rains, flooding and mudslides. More than 300 people are known to have died after walls of mud crashed into homes and businesses during the early morning hours on Monday.

Mission co-workers in Africa moving to where God calls them

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:18

August 16, 2017

Four mission co-workers have accepted new calls within Africa, including Jim and Jodi McGill, Ruth Brown and Dr. Martha Sommers.

Presbyterian Churches in St. Louis confront, engage in work of racial justice

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 06:58

August 16, 2017

Three years after the fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer, churches in the Giddings-Lovejoy Presbytery continue to learn about the complex issues of race and reconciliation, as they work for racial justice in their communities.

An emotional goodbye to years of tradition

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:30

August 15, 2017

Church planters in the Presbyterian Church, (U.S.A.) held their final conference here at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort last week (August 7-10). They’ve been coming here since 2003.

'Out of Fear and into Freedom'

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 09:38

August 15, 2017

PC(USA) Seminaries are crucibles of faith formation for our future ministers and they have joined a chorus of those responding to the threats and acts of violence over the last week.

사역장로에 관하여: 영적 지도자를 위한 월간 시리즈

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 07:42

마음의 기도

August 15, 2017

Office of the General Assembly

다이애나 니시타 하이페츠 Diana Nishita Cheifetz

가끔 은혜는 우리가 필요하다고 생각하기 전에 일어납니다. 저는 대중 교통인 고속 열차를 타고 베이 건너편의 치과 진료소를 향하고 있었습니다. 저는 집에 두고 온  "스마트 폰"이 아닌 "플립 폰"을 소유하지 않았기에 인쇄된 책을 가지고 갔습니다. 이 특별한 책은 집을 떠나며 입구에서 들고 나온 것으로 Alla Renée Bozarth (Hazelden Publishing [1994년 4월 19일])의 비탄을통한여행이라는 제목을 갖고 있습니다.

Respecto a los/as ancianos/as gobernantes: una serie mensual para líderes espirituales

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 07:22

Oración del Corazón

August 15, 2017

Office of the General Assembly

Diana Nishita Cheifetz

A veces la gracia obra incluso antes de que la necesitemos. Estaba montada en el tren de tránsito rápido, a través de la bahía de camino a mi cita dental. Tenía un libro para leer, ya que no tengo un "teléfono inteligente", sólo un pequeño teléfono móvil, el cual había dejado en casa. Este libro en particular, el cual tomé de camino hacia la puerta, tiene por título, A Journey Through Grief, por Alla Renée Bozarth (Hazelden Publishing [19 de abril de 1994]).

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