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Stated Clerk urges Ben & Jerry’s to strike agreement with Vermont dairy farmers

PC(USA) News - 8 hours 12 min ago

‘Milk With Dignity’ designed to ensure sustainability, improve conditions

June 27, 2017

Milk with Dignity activist standing in protest near Ben & Jerry's food truck. —Courtesy of Migrant Justice

Office of the General Assembly Communications


In a public letter to the CEO of Ben & Jerry’s, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly Stated Clerk J. Herbert Nelson, II, has implored Jostein Solheim to honor his commitment and sign onto the Milk With Dignity program so that the anticipated transformational gains may become a reality in Vermont’s dairy industry.

Board of Pensions Reports Successful Benefits Connections

PC(USA) News - 10 hours 1 min ago

June 27, 2017

The results are in: The inaugural Benefits Connections events received high marks from participants for contributing to their on-the-job effectiveness.

Washington non-profit shows strength in empowering low income housing residents

PC(USA) News - 13 hours 1 min ago

June 27, 2017

Low income residents and immigrant communities in the Washington, D.C. area are getting help from a local non-profit, supported in part by the Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People. ONE DC is working to improve social and economic equity by organizing, training and educating housing residents in Shaw and the District.

Helping people help themselves keeps one volunteer inspired and motivated

PC(USA) News - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:00pm

June 26, 2017

Wesley Woo spent years on the staff of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) During this time, he developed a keen interest in the work of the Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People (SDOP), but because he was on staff, he could not serve on the committee.

Presbyterian AIDS Awareness Day observed in conjunction with National HIV Testing Day

PC(USA) News - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 9:37am

June 26, 2017

The Presbyterian AIDS Network (PAN) encourages Presbyterians to observe Presbyterian AIDS Awareness Day on or near June 27. PAN is providing worship, advocacy, and informational resources to help individuals and congregations combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic across the nation and around the world.

PMAB responds to De La Rosa’s ‘open letter’ to Way Forward Commission

PC(USA) News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 5:02pm

June 23, 2017

The Presbyterian Mission Agency Board (PMAB) has written a letter of response to last week’s “open letter” to the Way Forward Commission penned by Tony De La Rosa, interim executive director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency (PMA).

New interactive map highlights Presbyterian historic sites in St. Louis area

PC(USA) News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 1:00pm

Resource will aid visitors to Big Tent this year, GA223 next year

June 23, 2017

Office of the General Assembly Communications

Eva Stimson

A map can be an essential tool for anyone embarking on a road trip.

Now a different kind of map—an interactive map of Presbyterian historic sites—is available for those headed to St. Louis to attend Big Tent (July 6–8) or the 223rd General Assembly (June 16–23, 2018).

The new online map, developed by staff in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Office of the General Assembly, gives locations and information about thirteen historic churches and other sites in the St. Louis area.

Where leadership thrives: Summer camp and the hope for the world

PC(USA) News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:00pm

June 23, 2017

As the world tilts towards chaos and we stare down global uncertainty, it is not the mighty armies that make that make me feel safe. Nor does the knowledge coming out of universities bring me peace. Instead, I take solace in the fact that at this very moment, summer camps are preparing to open for business.

«Conversaciones Teológicas» emite 500 años y contando para el mes de junio del 2017

PC(USA) News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 8:30am

June 23, 2017

En la sexta publicación de Conversaciones Teológicas del 2017, el ministerio de Teología, Formación y Evangelismo de la Iglesia Presbiteriana presenta «500 años y contando» presentada por el Rvdo. José Manuel Capella-Pratts, pastor de la Primera Iglesia Presbiteriana Hispana en Miami, Florida.

한반도 평화를 위한 기도의 절기

PC(USA) News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 3:18pm

6월 25에서부터 8월 15일까지 미국장로교회는 지킵니다

June 22, 2017

총회 사무국 통신부

제리 반 마터


6월 25일은 대한민국에서 한국전쟁이 시작된 날입니다. 미국장로교회와 대한예수교 장로회(PCK, 통합)는 한반도 평화, 정의, 및 화해를 위한 기도의 시간에 초대합니다. 오는 6월 25일부터 제2차 세계 대전의 일본으로부터 해방된 8월 15일까지입니다.

여러 해 동안 미국장로교회와 한국장로교회(PCK) 지도자들은 한반도 평화를 기원하고 한반도의 평화와 번영을 위해 주요 역사적인 날짜인 6월 25일에서 8월 15일까지 각 교회 구성원과 관계자들에게 기도의 절기에 참여하자고 초대했습니다.

A season of prayer of peace on the Korean Peninsula

PC(USA) News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 2:20pm

PC(USA) observance runs June 25–August 15

June 22, 2017

OGA Communications

Jerry Van Marter


June 25 marks the beginning of the Korea War—in 1950—as understood in South Korea. For the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) it also marks the beginning of the “Season of Prayer and Reflection in the Korean Peninsula,” which runs until August 15, the day in 1945 when Korea was liberated from the Japanese occupation of WWII.

For a number of years, leaders from the PC(USA) and the Presbyterian Church in Korea (PCK) have called on members and friends of both churches to pray for peace on the Korean Peninsula and to engage in a season of prayer and reflection from the key historic dates of June 25 through August 15.

1001 New Worshiping Communities hires new associate

PC(USA) News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:58pm

June 22, 2017

The Rev. Michael Gehrling has been hired as Northeast Region Associate for the 1001 New Worshiping Communities initiative of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) He begins his service August 6 by traveling to the “Living, Dying, Rising” annual 1001 New Worshiping Communities gathering in St. Pete Beach, Florida.

Larry Sthreshley: On the front lines in the battle to stop Ebola

PC(USA) News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 9:30am

June 22, 2017

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has battled Ebola virus breakouts more than any other country in the world, with eight of the 25 global outbreaks recorded there. Since the first outbreak in 1995, Presbyterian mission co-worker Larry Sthreshley has worked on the front lines of the fight to crush the deadly epidemic and save lives.

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

PC(USA) News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 7:48am

Afino mi corazón

June 22, 2017

Office of the General Assembly

Diana Nishita Cheifetz

Lo que vi hizo que la visita al museo valiera la pena para mí; llena de gracia y belleza, y no era parte de ninguna exhibición. Mi marido y yo fuimos al museo en un día libre, ¡lo que significaba que estaba lleno y concurrido! La gente estaba por todas partes. Las exposiciones de arte moderno, algunas de ellas interactivas, eran intrigantes y atractivas.

International Peacemaker from Sri Lanka to address U.S. churches this fall

PC(USA) News - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:29am

June 21, 2017

When the International Peacemakers begin their visits this fall in the U.S., churches will have a chance to hear about the life struggles of the people in Sri Lanka. Herman Kumara is a human rights defender who works primarily with food producers, specifically in small scale, marginalized fishing communities.

Hope and Forgiveness for Rwandan genocide victims and perpetrators

PC(USA) News - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 9:42am

June 21, 2017

The Rev. Jerome Bizimana knows the work of forgiveness is “never easy.” This is especially in Rwanda where 23 years ago, in April 1994, hatred between Hutu and Tutsi tribal groups led to genocide and the death of more than 800,000 Rwandans. Although it has been more than two decades, the wounds are still very much alive.

Older adult ministry leader shares insights at ‘Ageing and Spirituality’ conference

PC(USA) News - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 2:03pm

June 20, 2017

Michele Hendrix remembers the moment her life changed. Floating above her hospital bed, she saw her beloved pastor at Grace Presbyterian Church in Houston, praying for her. She was just 33 years old.

Listening to one woman’s journey on World Refugee Day

PC(USA) News - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 9:15am

June 20, 2017

Noor arrived in Europe with two young children and without her husband. She left her home in Aleppo, Syria, two years earlier. Conditions made it impossible to live. Her family felt they had no other choice.

Fifty people injured in deck collapse at Presbyterian camp

PC(USA) News - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 3:04pm

June 19, 2017

Fifty people have been treated for injuries after a second story deck collapsed Saturday afternoon at Glacier Presbyterian Camp on the west shore of Flathead Lake, 100 miles north of Missoula, Montana. Six of the injured were airlifted to hospitals in the region.

Hurricane-ravaged Haiti still reeling eight months after Matthew

PC(USA) News - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 1:19pm

June 19, 2017

Anyone doubting whether climate change exists should pay a visit to Haiti. That’s the assessment from Valery Nodem, the Presbyterian Hunger Program’s international associate, who recently visited the country, nearly eight months after Hurricane Matthew