Through the month of July, Bread for the World is urging people of faith to contact their U.S. Senators and Congressional Representatives regarding two important pieces of legislation related to childhood hunger. This legislation is important because five out of six children who received a lunch during the school year will not receive those meals during the summer months. This legislation will provide low-income families with resources to help close this gap. ... Read more
Summer is a great time to “make cents” by contributing to Cents-Ability or Two Cents-a-Meal. Currently 9 partner churches in our presbytery rely on these funds to ... Read more
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Marie Marlin and Deborah Ann Miller with Lattimore on the steps of New Market’s fellowship hall.
Morning Psalm 65
1 Praise is due to you,
O God, in Zion;
and to you shall vows be performed, 2 O you who answer prayer!
To you all flesh shall come. 3 When deeds of iniquity overwhelm us,
you forgive our transgressions. 4 Happy are those whom you choose and bring near
to live in your courts.
We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house,
Chaos, heartbreak and hope of Middle East upbringing influences work
July 29, 2015
Lucy Janjigian. —Claudia Boyadjian
Presbyterian News Service
Born in Jerusalem of Armenian descent, Lucy Janjigian spent her early years in an English mission school, where she studied English and Arabic. Her artistic life's work is a testimony to the perseverance of those who experience the realities of life in the Middle East.
Leaders 'break the silence' about HIV transmission and gender-based violence
Participants in the EHAIA workshop in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. —Radio Television Harriste
World Council of Churches
ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST
Focusing on issues related to sexuality, gender based violence and HIV and AIDS, leaders from African churches and civil society organizations engaged in lively discussions at a World Council of Churches (WCC) workshop in Abidjan, Ivory
Remnants of apartheid and wealth inequity still cast long shadows over country
July 28, 2015
Although a country-wide referendum rejected apartheid as the law of the land in 1994, its injustices live on for many South Africans. Deon Snyman, a minister in South Africa’s Uniting Reforming Church, is also chief operating officer of the Restitution Foundation in Cape Town. He’s spent the last nine years developing
Governor’s panel recommends minimum wage be raised to $15 an hour
Fast-food workers protest in both Los Angeles and New York City to raise wages to $15 an hour. —Courtesy of Food Chain Workers Alliance
An effort to raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers in New York City
Focus on unity in diversity, peace building and security for all
WCC general secretary Olav Fykse Tveit with students, organizers and faculty of the Ecumenical Institute for the Middle East in Beirut, Lebanon. —WSCF – Middle East
A new initiative titled Ecumenical Institute for the
Westminster John Knox Press
Four new books from Presbyterian authors are now available through Westminster John Knox Press. While some of these new resources encourage essential spiritual habits for Christian living, like forgiveness and charity, others offer helpful guides for worship and Bible study.
Quarter-century volunteer group remembers ‘in life and in death we belong to God’
July 27, 2015
Lakeside Cabin sits in a serene setting on Denton Lake at Holmes Camp—55 miles north of New York City. —Courtesy Holmes Presbyterian Camp
For the past 25 years a group of alumni, staff and friends
Tveit asserts 'systems of injustice' continue in the Middle East
Ceremony at the Armenian Church of the Holy Muron. —CILICIA PHOTO/Aram Somoundji
In a recent ceremony in Bikfaya, Lebanon, the Armenian Church of the Holy Muron was blessed – symbolically anointing the 1.5 million martyrs of the Armenian Genocide. The World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary the Rev.
PC(USA) evangelism catalyst calls Presbyterians to train leaders as Jesus did
July 24, 2015
New Wilmington, PA
While at a Presbyterian-sponsored prayer group, a teenager in Caracas, Venezuela, heard God calling him to share the gospel beyond his own culture. Over the years, God faithfully provided training, experience, and Christian mentors to prepare this young man to share the light of Christ worldwide.
Legacy continues around the world and in Korean-American congregations
First Christian School in Busan, Korea, 1895. Image from the papers of PCUSA missionary William M. Baird, who served in Korea from 1891to 1931.
In the 1880’s, Presbyterians seeking to engage in foreign mission work