Grappling with the legacy of systemic racism
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As spring gave way to summer, the United States and the World were grappling with the legacy of systemic racism and violence under the shadow of a crippling pandemic. These are issues the Compassion, Peace & Justice (CPJ) ministries of the Presbyterian Mission Agency have dealt with for years. The July Justice & Peace monthly looks at ways the CPJ ministries have worked to guide the church through these days and joined the call for justice.

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Beyond protests, how can you and your church bring change?
Jimmie Hawkins

The director of PC(USA) Office of Public Witness in Washington D.C. has ideas, including act local, get to know police and run for office.

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Webinar highlights immigration and pandemic issues
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U.S. immigrants are keenly aware that there is a difference between what the United States promises — the American Dream — and what many immigrants experience each day.

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The Presbyterian Hunger Program’s Impact Report is out

Download the Presbyterian Hunger Program’s latest Impact Report to learn how your gifts made a difference in 2019!

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Presbyterians reach out to Native American communities during pandemic
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"One of the things that the pandemic is exposing are all these pockets of chronic poverty and how chronic poverty creates even further gaps in the system, and when we see those gaps in the system I think that God’s Holy Spirit compels us to act."

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MRTI endorses statement of solidarity against systemic racism
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The Presbyterian Committee on Mission Responsibility Through Investment (MRTI) has signed onto a statement calling for the investment community to help put an end to systemic racism and foster racial equity and justice.

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PC(USA) and other faith groups call for UN human rights inquiry in US
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Global Christian leaders, including the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, called on the United Nations Human Rights Council to create a Commission of Inquiry into the death of George Floyd and systemic racism and police brutality in the U.S.

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Just ahead of Israel’s annexation announcement, webinar explores the ramifications
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CPJ ministries the Office of Public Witness and Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations joined with colleagues in Presbyterian World Mission for a look at Israel’s latest action on the West Bank.

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Short sermons on social witness and General Assembly

Representatives of CPJ ministries Mission Responsibility Through Investment and the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy were among the guests on General Assembly editions of Unbound’s "Just Talk Live."

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A poignant photograph illustrates dealing with deep grief
Denise Anderson

The Rev. Denise Anderson, Coordinator of the Office of Racial and Intercultural Justice, preached to Vital Congregations last month about lament and how we engage with the suffering of others.

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Domestic violence focus of final gun violence webinar
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A little under a year after it launched, the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program’s gun violence prevention webinar series concluded last month with a discussion about domestic violence. The entire series is available as a resource on the Peacemaking Program’s website.

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Matthew 25-Actively engaged in the world
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The Matthew 25 invitation was officially launched in April of 2019. Over a year later there are more than 530 churches, groups and mid councils that have made the commitment to become a Matthew 25 church and work towards building congregational vitality, dismantling structural racism and eradicating systemic poverty.

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