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Syrian Refugee Crisis

September 14, 2015 by  
Filed under Opportunities to Serve, PCUSA

Syrian Refugees Crisis Surrounding the Middle East and Europe   What’s HappeningThe news has been filled this first week of September with chaotic scenes. 3-year old Alyan Kurdi, along with his brother Galip, their mother, and nine other Syrian refugees drowned during an attempt to cross the Aegean Sea in hopes of finding safety (over […]

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All Work Must Be Valued with a Minimum Wage – Support Raising of Minimum Wage

September 4, 2015 by  
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  All Work Must Be Valued with a Minimum Wage If you would like to make a donation to the Office of Public Witness, please click the donate button below. DONATE ALL WORK MUST BE VALUED WITH A LIVABLE WAGE J. Herbert Nelson, II During my high school years, I worked in my hometown shoe […]

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Conference call on the Iran Deal

August 24, 2015 by  
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 From the PC(USA) Office of Public Witness   Faith in Action for the Iran Deal A Conference Call with Faith Leaders Thursday, August 27th 8:00-8:45 p.m. EDT Join faith leaders for a national conference call on the Iran nuclear deal.   Featured Speaker: Marie Harf, Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications to Secretary of State John […]

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Take Action to Boost Overtime Pay

July 23, 2015 by  
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From the PC(USA) Office of Public Witness Action Alert: Boost Overtime Pay for 5 Million Americans: Tell the Department of Labor to Support New Overtime Protections   Millions of Americans are working overtime and not getting paid for it. That’s because overtime rules—which require employers to pay workers for time beyond 40 hours a week—have […]

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PC(USA) Office of Public Witness Webinar – July 28, 2015 at 2 PM (EDT)

July 21, 2015 by  
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As our intern program winds down for the summer, join us for a special webinar presentation to learn about the work our Young Adults have engaged in over this past year! You will hear three 15-minute presentations examining different issues facing society today. After the presentations, Director J Herbert Nelson will moderate a question and […]

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Letter from PC(USA) Stated Clerk Gradye Parsons on the Supreme Court’s Decision on Marriage

June 29, 2015 by  
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The recent Supreme Court decision upholding the right of gay people to marry is welcomed by many and is a difficult issue for many. Gradye Parsons, the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly, has recently issued a letter clarifying what the Supreme Court decision means to Presbyterians. Whether you support the Supreme Court decision or oppose […]

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Act Now for Presbyterian Pastors Imprisoned in Sudan

June 11, 2015 by  
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  Act Now for Presbyterian Pastors Imprisoned in Sudan – Reverend Yat Michael and Reverend Peter Yen Face Death Penalty Click here to call for the release of Reverend Michael and Reverend Yen! Reverend Yat Michael and Reverend Peter Yen of the South Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church were arrested by the Sudanese National Intelligence Service (NISS) in […]

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Presbyterian Church approves Book of Order amendment permitting ministers and sessions to use their own discernment to conduct same-sex marriage ceremonies where allowed by law

March 18, 2015 by  
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Sisters and Brothers in Christ, We, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), have been in a long period of discernment around the issues of inclusion of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) people in the life of the church. Beginning in 1978 in the former UPCUSA and 1979 in the former PCUS, the position of the church as […]

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Support Peaceful Negotiations with Iran! Oppose New Sanctions!

February 28, 2015 by  
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From the PC(USA) Office of Public Witness Support Peaceful Negotiations with Iran! Oppose New Sanctions! “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God” (Mt. 5:9). The 2014 General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church USA passed a resolution in support of negotiations with Iran stating that, “With the guidance of the Holy […]

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Webinar: Faith Community Responding to Crisis in Syria and Iraq

February 20, 2015 by  
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From the Presbyterian Church (USA) Office of Public Witness Webinar:  Faith Community Responding to Crisis in Syria and Iraq How can the faith community respond more fully, clearly, and effectively to the crisis in Syria and Iraq? We will discuss the regional dynamics such as the background, role of regional players, and key proposals. Then […]

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