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Summer is a time of fun and excitement for many children, but for those who rely on free or reduced-price school meals during the school year, many miss out on the nutrition provided in a daily glass of milk. Milk is in short supply at local food pantries and is especially needed during the summer months. You can help bring fresh milk to children and families in need by Joining the Mooovement - the Great American Milk Drive!
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After being brutalized, beaten, repeatedly raped, and forced to do slave labor, Naw Wah* became pregnant, but her child died. In the mountains of Burma, death is no stranger.
This 25-year-old Karen (kuh-RIN) woman is one of several hundred who have been forced into slavery by Burmese soldiers who roam the mountains. Women who refuse are killed. A Christian, Naw Wah suffered persecution because of her beliefs.
After soldiers pillage a Karen
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,
July 1, 2015
Presbyterian Foundation News Release
The Jarvie Commonweal Service, a ministry to older adult Protestants in the New York City area, has undergone changes in leadership and structure, according to leaders of the Presbyterian Foundation.
Annual trek to PC(USA) retreat center cultivates creativity, study
Tim and Beth Hart-Andersen. —Emily Enders Odom
Presbyterian News Service
Emily Enders Odom
Beth Hart-Andersen is a child of God. And—not incidentally—a child of Ghost Ranch. “I’ve been coming here since I was four years old,” she says. “At least that’s my earliest memory.” And now, 31 years—to the day—and 3 children later, the Hart-Andersens still find a
A hate-inspired tragedy like the murder of nine worshipers at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina, causes people of good conscience not only to grieve, but to reassess their attitudes about race, and moves people of all races to come together and take actions that reflect new commitments to heal long-standing wounds in the United States.
Unfortunately, those commitments to reconciliation inflame in some the same racial hatred that motivated the Charleston killings and result in a backlash of further violence. In
Dermody, Hoey file defamation suits against PC(USA)
Jefferson County Courthouse in Louisville, Ky.
The Presbyterian Mission Agency Board, through its Louisville-based lawyer, John Sheller of Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC, issued a response on June 25 to a defamation lawsuit filed against the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), A Corporation, by the Rev. Roger Dermody.
Office of the General Assembly
Heath K. Rada
Moderator of the 221st General Assembly (2014) of the Presbyterian Church USA
As Moderator, I am acutely aware of the amazing ways the Holy Spirit is working in the PC(USA). In many ways it is a joy to watch and observe. In other ways, I am bewildered and confused about what is happening and how to respond.
Thus it is that I offer this prayer for our denomination. To God be the Glory.
Bringing healing, reconciliation and good news to those around you
June 30, 2015
Retired Princeton Theological Seminary professor Darrell Guder was at the forefront of the missional church movement in the 1990s, attempting to articulate the church’s place in a post-Christian context. —Paul Seebeck
by Amelie Clemot
Human rights are for everyone, no matter who you are or whom you love. - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, this year's recipient of the Harvey Milk Medal
Human rights are for everyone, no matter who you are or whom you love.
- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, this year's recipient of the Harvey Milk Medal
On Friday, June 26, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon welcomed the United States Supreme Court ruling that the US Constitution guarantees the right to same-sex marriage. He called this decision a “great step forward for human rights.”
In the past, the UN has conducted several studies that show that denying
by Madeline Bacchus, Sarah Hoyle, and Willa Van Camp
The 7466th Security Council Meeting focused on children and armed conflict. The primary goal of the meeting was to vote on Resolution 2225 which would recognize child abduction, one of the six grave violations of children's rights, as a criteria for inclusion in the annex of the Secretary-General’s Annual Report on Children and Armed Conflict. The report discusses grave violations that are being committed against children in various parts of the world and includes a list of all the parties cited for committing violations against children
PC(USA) officials believe environmental and health risks should outweigh cost savings
Big Bend coal power station in Apollo Beach, Fla. —Wknight94 via Wikimedia Commons
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) environmental leaders say they’re disappointed by yesterday’s ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court. The high court ruled against the Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to put a limit on certain power
Annual meeting affirms identity, explores new challenges
—Representatives at the 44th National Council of Korean Presbyterian Churches (NCKPC).
korean american, korea, japan, south korea
More than 280 commissioners and representatives from 400 Korean American Presbyterian Churches across the country assembled together June 16–19, 2015, with guests from corresponding denominational partners in South Korea