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November 20, 2017

The humanitarian conditions in the conflict-ridden Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are rapidly deteriorating. There is a now a deepening hunger crisis and an estimated 3.2 million people are without reliable access to enough nutritious food.

November 20, 2017

War has a human face. Every shadow, every line, every wrinkle is part of the story. A PC(USA) peace delegation visited the War & Women’s Human Rights Museum during their recent visit to South Korea.

November 20, 2017

Presbyterians are known as belonging to a “thinking” denomination. Our Reformed theology emphasizes the importance of having an educated clergy and an informed laity, and we have a long tradition of involvement in education, with more than 50 Presbyterian colleges and universities.

November 17, 2017

eaching remote, mountainous communities in the western part of Puerto Rico can be challenging. Downed trees and power lines along with mudslides have kept many roads closed. But for the narrow roads that are open, there is barely enough room for one car.

November 17, 2017

Nobody rocked a cardigan sweater better than TV personality Fred Rogers. The beloved Presbyterian pastor hosted the nationally syndicated TV show Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood for 33 years on PBS.

Humildad cultural

November 17, 2017

Office of the General Assembly

Diana Nishita Cheifetz

Un adorador bien intencionado le dice a una pastora asiático americana visitante: «¡Su inglés es muy bueno!», a pesar de que el inglés es el primer idioma de la pastora. Esta situación la aflige.  Un pastor blanco imita un acento español y otro colega se ríe, mientras yo permanezco aturdida y agradecida de que ninguno de nuestros colegas hispanos o latinos esté presente.

November 16, 2017

Jeff Eddings, one of the early pioneers in the church planting movement in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), has been named the coaching associate for 1001 New Worshiping Communities (NWC) in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

문화적 겸손

November 16, 2017

Office of the General Assembly

Diana Nishita Cheifetz

한 예배자가 좋은 의도로 영어가 모국어인 초대받은 아시안계 목사에게 인사했습니다. “목사님 영어가 훌륭합니다!” 그 인사는 그녀를 슬프게 했습니다. 백인 목사가 스패니쉬 악센트를 흉내내자 다른 동역자가 웃었습니다. 나는 놀랐고, 그 자리에 히스패닉이나 라티노 목사가 없었던 것을 천만 다행으로 생각했습니다. 

Cultural Humility

November 16, 2017

Office of the General Assembly

Diana Nishita Cheifetz

<한국어> A well-meaning worshipper says to the visiting Asian American pastor, “Your English is very good!” even though English is the pastor’s first language. It grieves her.  A white pastor fakes a Spanish accent and another colleague laughs—while I stand stunned, and grateful that none of our Hispanic or Latino/a colleagues are present.

November 16, 2017

After a day of worship at Presbyterian churches in and around San Juan, members of a Presbyterian Disaster Assistance delegation began meeting with church leaders and assessing the damage from Hurricane Maria this week.

November 16, 2017

Westminster Presbyterian Church in Santa Fe, New Mexico is a little church with a big heart. It recently applied for and was recognized as a Hunger Action Congregation by the Presbyterian Hunger Program. One of its hunger advocacy programs, titled “Imagine No Hunger,” approaches the hunger issue in a unique way — by fasting.

November 15, 2017

Los ánimos se levantaron cuando el servicio comenzó el domingo en Iglesia Presbiteriana Monteflores, cerca del centro de San Juan. La gente fue cálida y acogedora con la delegación del Programa Presbiteriano de Asistencia en Desastres (PDA por sus siglas en inglés) que había llegado a adorar y ser parte de la comunión.

November 15, 2017

The 2020 Vision Team continues to struggle for clarity – figuring out exactly what to report to the 2018 General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A); how to say not too much or too little; and how to make its work resonate with congregations.

November 15, 2017

Michael Lukens is a theologian, a civil rights activist, a Bonhoeffer scholar, a parliamentarian and an expert in Presbyterian church law. But soon, for the first time in 45 years, he will not be the stated clerk of Winnebago Presbytery.

November 15, 2017

El Reverendo Charles (Chip) Hardwick anunció hoy su renuncia como director del ministerio de Teología, Formación y Evangelismo de la Agencia Presbiteriana de Misión (PMA por sus siglas en inglés) de la Iglesia Presbiteriana (EE. UU.)

November 15, 2017

War lives on in the pain of its survivors and their families long after the violence ends. Members of a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) peace delegation saw the pain in the eyes of more than a dozen South Koreans who were forever changed by the impact of the massacre at No Gun Ri.

November 14, 2017

The Rev. Charles (Chip) Hardwick today announced his resignation as the director of the Theology, Formation and Evangelism ministry in the Presbyterian Mission Agency (PMA) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

November 14, 2017

Spirits were high as services began Sunday at Monte Flores Iglesia Presbyterian Church near downtown San Juan. The people were warm and welcoming to the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance delegation that had come to worship and fellowship.

November 13, 2017

What does the Bible say about poverty? Is it an unfortunate but inevitable reality? Is it the fault of the poor themselves? Is it a way to get close to God? Is it a curse from God?

November 13, 2017

Where Are You Hiding, God? by Elisabeth Zartl is now available! In this new children’s book from Westminster John Knox Press, described by Foreword Reviews as “sweetly profound,” Elisabeth Zartl tells the story of a young girl who is trying to find God.

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