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Sara LishernessThis month we look at the Compassion, Peace & Justice ministries of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) along with the church as a whole addressing issues of our day from immigration to climate to criminal justice to mental health.

Detention center reports strike PC(USA) staff as part of disturbing trend

Presbyterian staff working with refugee issues say advocacy is important to stop inhumane treatment.

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Presbyterians have an ecumenical voice in Creation Justice Ministries

The Presbyterian Hunger Program partners with ecumenical environmental education and advocacy group.

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In November, you can see Puerto Rico up close via Travel Study Seminar

The Presbyterian Peacemaking Program is leading trips to Puerto Rico, Central America and East Asia this fall and early next year.

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Louisville area Presbyterians and their friends raise bail to spring more than 50 people

About 250 Presbyterians and friends marched in Louisville delivering encouragement, pleas to end the cash bail system and enough money to free more than 50 people being detained because they can’t raise the cash.

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The Scott Warren Trial: Humanitarian Aid is Never a Crime

Volunteers are concerned that if the courts set a precedent of humanitarian aid being punishable by law, they will not be able to provide aid to migrant people.

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The Suicide Epidemic

From Presbyterians Today, a look at the mental health crisis CPJ is addressing through support of the Comfort My People overture.

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PC(USA) UN ministry hosts delegation appealing for peace in Colombia

The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations and the World Council of Churches welcomed an ecumenical group from the Latin American nation.

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Social Witness Policy Committee affirms ACWC stance on Reproductive Choice

As ACWC’s statement notes, PC(USA) policy in support of a woman’s right to choose dates to the 1970 General Assembly.

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Cuban Peacemaker inspires with ‘liberation word’ of the Bible and MLK

Rev. Izett Samá Hernández will be one of 14 International Peacemakers in the U.S. this fall.

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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 us to actively engage in the world around us - serving the hungry, the oppressed, the imprisoned and the poor. When we practice justice, love and kindness, we become a living translation of Jesus Christ. Find out how your congregation can join us on this journey.

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Remembering a Pioneer and Legend

The Presbyterian Mission Agency has created a scholarship fund to honor the name and legacy of the late Rev. Dr. Katie Geneva Cannon, a pioneer and legend in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) The Women’s Ministry Fund supports Presbyterian clergywomen and college women of color as well as other Presbyterian women of color with opportunities for leadership and spiritual development.

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