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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

We received news that President Trump has set the number of refugee admissions at ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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There are about 75 million Reformed/Presbyterian Christians worldwide and about 2.5 million belong to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

 

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