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As we continue to navigate the uncharted waters of 2020, the Compassion, Peace & Justice (CPJ) ministries of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) work to bring God’s love to people who have long suffered injustice and oppression, as well as those newly struggling with the events of this year and how to respond. In the August Justice & Peace Monthly, read about the work that is ongoing as well as numerous opportunities to engage with CPJ ministries and their partners.

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Presbyterians to host Week of Action
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As the country continues to reckon with its history of racism and oppression of Black and brown people and take steps toward healing, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is planning to host a Week of Action Aug. 24-30.

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Webinar will focus on farmworkers and COVID-19
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"Farmworkers in the Pandemic: Essentially Disposable," from the Presbyterian Hunger Program and the Committee on the Self-Development of People, will update us on how farmworkers are impacted by COVID-19, provide first-hand accounts of how farmworker organizations are responding, and show ways you can help.

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New SDOP chair is one of the ministry’s biggest fans
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"It’s amazing when we share with folks that there’s an opportunity to share your vision and make it a reality as a communal group. People are so shocked … there seems to be no other place the disenfranchised can come together and be empowered, and all they have to do is show they own the project."

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International Peacemakers will visit online, this year

Due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, the Peacemaking Program is unable to welcome International Peacemakers in-person this year. Instead, we are pleased to announce a 2-week International Peacemaker Virtual Symposium featuring a number of our past international peacemakers.

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CPJ ministries supportive of Poor People’s Campaign platform
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The leaders of numerous Compassion, Peace & Justice ministries say the public policy agenda of the Poor People’s Campaign tracks closely with PC(USA) policy, and they encourage Presbyterians to support the movement.

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In times of need, local volunteers step up
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"Now more than ever we need Presbyterians who are local to stand up and get involved in ways that are safe and appropriate." – Jim Kirk, Associate for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance’s National Disaster Response

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‘Black is King’: Anatomy of a Homily

In Unbound, from the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy, writer Querida Duncalfe offers a spiritual reflection on Beyonce’s new Disney+ film, "Black is King."

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Keep up with the world through the Presbyterian UN ministry
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On its Facebook page, the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations routinely posts updates from the UN as well as ecumenical partners and ministry news. It is well worth a like.

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Washington office highlights the power of protest
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As protests against racism continued in Oregon and other parts of the country, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Office of Public Witness held a webinar explaining the importance of challenging the status quo and making one’s voice heard through the ballot box.

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Chief Investment Officer Judy Freyer announces retirement
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Freyer, who has overseen investments for The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) for over three decades, was a member of the Presbyterian Committee on Mission Responsibility Through Investment since 1990.

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In the midst of pandemic, Disaster Assistance braces for hurricane season

Hurricanes Hanna and Isaias have reminded people that COVID-19 is not the only disaster we have to contend with. As always, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance stands ready to help.

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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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