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Since mid-March, most of the Compassion, Peace & Justice (CPJ) ministries staff of the Presbyterian Mission Agency have been working from home – emphasis on working. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted and exacerbated issues CPJ ministries deal with every day, including poverty, hunger, and racial equity.

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This issue of the Peace & Justice Monthly looks at the many ways the ministries are carrying on their work in these challenging days. (Photo by amriphoto | iStock)

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Environmental justice and COVID-19 come together in CPJ Day webinar

April’s CPJ Training Day in Washington D.C. was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the conversation did happen online, looking at environmental justice and, inevitably, COVID-19.

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Presbyterian Disaster Assistance approves more than $1.1 million in COVID-19 grants

In less than a month, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) has granted 208 requests for assistance in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic for a total of $1,119,688 in grants.

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PHP Post Spring 2020

Learn more about the national hunger work of the Presbyterian Hunger Program pre-COVID-19 in the latest issue of its newsletter.

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Spotlighting Mental Health Month during the coronavirus pandemic

The COVID-19 crisis has "brought home the relevance of mental health to everyone," said Donna Miller, Associate for Presbyterian Mental Health Ministry.

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GA changes will delay divestment recommendations, but corporate engagement will continue

General Assembly 224 was set to vote on MRTI’s recommendation to add three fossil fuel companies to its divestment/proscription list. Plans have changed.

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Presbyterian group finds a casual place online for serious conversations

Young Adult Gatherings from the Unbound online journal and Young Adult Volunteers are presented at 6 p.m. ET Tuesdays with a diverse group of guests.

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SDOP support prepared Detroit group to respond to COVID-19
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Grants from the Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People helped We the People of Detroit grow into a key player in the city’s COVID-19 response.

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Peacemaking webinar looks at gun sales during the pandemic
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The "Standing Our Holy Ground" series turned its attention to the spike in gun sales as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold of the United States.

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Presbyterian United Nations ministry shares how the UN is responding to COVID-19

The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations is sharing an extensive look at many ways the UN is addressing the COVID-19 pandemic around the world.

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COVID-19 impacts on Presbyterian Hunger Program’s global partners

If COVID-19 has had all these drastic consequences for the United States, what will be the impacts for countries in the developing world that do not have the resources that wealthier countries like the United States have?

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Become a Matthew 25 Church
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Matthew 25:31–46 calls all of us to actively engage in the world around us, so our faith comes alive and we wake up to new possibilities. Matthew 25 is a bold new vision and invitation from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) with over 460 congregations and mid councils that have already pledged to become a Matthew 25 church by working to build congregational vitality, dismantle structural racism and eradicate systemic poverty. We invite you to join us on this journey!

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