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New Book Examines the Faith of a Sports Icon

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 04:00

March 9, 2017

Westminster John Knox Press

Louisville, KY

Guided by unpublished sources and interviews with Rachel Robinson and others, Jackie Robinson: A Spiritual Biography (Westminster John Knox Press) is the first book to explore the faith that, Robinson said, carried him through the torment and abuse he suffered for integrating the major leagues and drove him to get involved in the civil rights movement.

Way Forward Commission adopts affirmation of approach and invitation to collaboration

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 12:33

March 8, 2017

News Release

The General Assembly Way Forward Commission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has unanimously adopted an “affirmation” outlining the approach and values of the commission as it engages with the church in its continuing discernment to study and identify a vision for the structure and function of the General Assembly agencies. The text of the affirmation can be found below, and also online.

New Handbook Helps Pastors and Congregations Recover From Un-Natural Disasters

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 12:23

March 8, 2017

Westminster John Knox Press

Louisville, Kentucky

Recovering from Un-Natural Disasters, a book designed to help pastors and church leaders guide congregations through a period of recovery after a traumatic event affects their community, such as gun violence, suicide, or sexual abuse, is now available from Westminster John Knox Press

Interim communications director begins in PC(USA) Office of the General Assembly

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 11:00

March 8, 2017

News Release

Louisville

The Reverend Jerry Van Marter, former coordinator for the Presbyterian News Service, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), has been invited by the Reverend J. Herbert Nelson, II, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly, to serve as part-time, interim communications director in the PC(USA)’s Office of the General Assembly (OGA).

Van Marter succeeds the Reverend Toya Richards, who has accepted a new position as senior communications associate for The Night Ministry, a faith-based, social service agency in Chicago.

Young ecumenical leader spearheads effort to ban nuclear weapons

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 04:00

The first of three features in March of inspiring female ecumenists in the PC(USA)

March 8, 2017

Office of the General Assembly

Eva Stimson

Correspondent, Office of the General Assembly

A Google search while gathering material for her master’s thesis is what first connected Emily Welty with the World Council of Churches (WCC).

With a Christian faith rooted in both the Presbyterian and Mennonite traditions, the young woman gravitated naturally toward participation in a global ecumenical community—especially one committed to working for peace and justice.

Young ecumenical leader spearheads effort to ban nuclear weapons - Korean

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 04:00

감명을 주는 미국장로교 에큐메니칼 여성주자들에 관한 3월 특집 세 가지 중 첫 번째 기사

March 8, 2017

Office of the General Assembly

에바 스팀슨 Eva Stimson

특파원, 총회 사무국

석사 학위 논문 자료를 수집하는 동안 구글 검색은 세계 교회 협의회 (WCC)와 에밀리 벨티Emily Welty를 처음으로 연결하였다.

장로교와 메노나이트 전통에 뿌리를 둔 기독교 신앙을 가진 젊은 여성은 세계적인 에큐메니칼 공동체, 특히 평화와 정의를 위해 일하는 공동체에 대한 참여로 자연스럽게 이끌리었다. 

La IP(EE.UU.) pide al gobierno que responda a la crisis económica en Puerto Rico

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 08:56

March 6, 2017

Comunicado de Prensa

Louisville

Como líderes de la Iglesia Presbiteriana (EE.UU.) y de acuerdo con el mandato aprobado por nuestra 222a Asamblea General en junio del 2016, les escribimos para instarles a que utilicen sus buenos oficios para asegurar una respuesta efectiva, rápida y humana a la deuda y la crisis económica que enfrenta Puerto Rico. Esto es muy importante para nosotros, ya que hemos tenido congregaciones presbiterianas en Puerto Rico por más de 100 años.

PC(USA) Stated Clerk signs on to ecumenical declaration on behalf of refugees

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 08:33

March 6, 2017

News Release

We representatives of Protestant, Orthodox and Anglican communions in the United States, Church World Service and the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States, gathered together this 10th day of February, 2017, seek to join our efforts to those of other religious communities striving for the same sacred purposes, and officially declare our strong opposition to the executive order entitled “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals.” On behalf of our joint membership of 37 national member communions constituting more than 30 million Americans, we stand united in our resolve to love our neighbor as ourselves, and to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God in fellowship with the vulnerable, the outcast, the widow, the orphan, the immigrant, and all persons in need. As Americans we are a nation of displaced persons.

Choi named to new position supporting Korean-speaking councils

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 13:02

March 3, 2017

News Release

Louisville

The Reverend Luke Choi has accepted a call to become the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s manager for Korean-Speaking Councils Support, a new position mandated by the 222nd General Assembly (2016).

“I’m truly honored and excited to join the team PC(USA) in Louisville,” said Choi, who currently lives near Cleveland, Ohio. “Having served in diverse parish settings for the last eighteen years, I’m ready for this new adventure as the very first manager of Korean-speaking Councils Support.”

Big things are happening at biennial Presbyterian gathering

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 11:28

March 3, 2017

Presbyterian News Service

Louisville

Presbyterians from around the country are invited to live out their faith at Big Tent 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri. This biennial gathering will take place July 6–8, on the campus of Washington University. The theme—Race, Reconciliation and Reformation—will emphasize the hope of the gospel and its power to transform society in our current cultural context marked by anxiety, racial division, political animosity and economic inequality.

Big Tent offers Presbyterians an exciting opportunity to discern some of the toughest concerns of the day, while actively engaging with their faith community.

PC(USA) asks administration to respond to Puerto Rico economic crisis

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 11:05

March 3, 2017

News Release

Louisville

As leaders of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and in accord with the instruction approved by our 222nd General Assembly in June 2016, we write to urge you to use your good offices to ensure an effective, prompt, and humane response to the debt and economic crisis in Puerto Rico. This is especially important to us in that we have had Presbyterian congregations in Puerto Rico for more than 100 years.

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