Compassion, Peace and Justice Monthly Newsletter | December 2019
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Sara LishernessAs we enter this joyful season celebrating Christ’s birth, here’s a look at work being done by the Compassion, Peace & Justice ministries of the Presbyterian Mission Agency in the Spirit of Matthew 25, and a glance ahead at some opportunities in the New Year.

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‘Jesus Calls Us’ video addresses climate crisis

As people of faith, we have the power, opportunity, and calling to act on climate change. A new video shows how climate change is impacting the ministry and mission work of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

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California presbyteries deal with ‘new reality’ of annual wildfire outbreaks

Wildfires have presented presbyteries and churches in the Golden State with the challenge of simultaneously responding to current blazes, the aftermath of previous fires, and preparing for inevitable new outbreaks.

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MRTI outlines environmental divestment standards

At its October meeting, the Committee on Mission Responsibility Through Investment outlined environmental standards for divestment and plans to bring recommendations to the 224th General Assembly.

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Unbound unwraps a new look for the start of Advent

The PC(USA) Christian social justice journal from the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy has received an extreme makeover to focus on and diversify its content.

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How Presbyterian churches and other faith groups can combat gun violence

In a November edition of the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program’s "Standing Our Holy Ground" webinar series, faith leaders talked about what churches can do to address gun violence.

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Self-Development of People committee member makes Essence’s ‘Woke 100’ list

A Washington activist on the SDOP national committee has received an honor that puts her in company with former first lady Michelle Obama, gymnast Simone Biles and other "movers and shakers."

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Register for CPJ Training Day, Advocacy weekend

The 2020 Compassion, Peace & Justice Training Day is April 24, followed by Ecumenical Advocacy Days through April 27 in the Greater Washington D.C. area. Registration is now open for both events.

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PC(USA) Ministry at the UN provides international fact sheets

The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations has launched a series of fact sheets about countries around the world, focusing on work UN agencies and the church are doing in nations such as Iran, Colombia, and Israel/Palestine.

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Become a Matthew 25 church

Matthew 25 is a bold new vision and invitation from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) that calls all of us to actively engage in the world around us, so our faith comes alive and we wake up to new possibilities. By accepting the Matthew 25 invitation, you can help our denomination become a more relevant presence in the world. Find out more and join us on this journey.

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Effort to create Presbyterian Mental Health Network moves forward

A steering committee is forging ahead to solidify the fledgling network as an information hub and resource for PC(USA) pastors and members looking for ways to better serve the mental health needs of their congregations.

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