Author Archives: Rev Peter W Nimmo

About Rev Peter W Nimmo

Minister of Old High St Stephen's Church, Inverness, Scotland, UK www.oldhighststephens.com

Noelle Damico talks about her Fair Food campaigns

One more blog post! You may remember that I spent much of my time in the US hosted by the Rev Jeff Geary and the Rev Noelle Damico (and their son August!). Jeff is pastor of White Plains Presbyterian Church. … Continue reading

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Union Seminary Poverty Initiative

On 14 June, my final formal meeting in my study leave took me to uptown Manhattan, to Union Seminary in New York City to hear about their Poverty Initiative

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Presbyterian Ministry at the UN 3- more with Mark Koenig

More of the interview with Mark Koenig See my previous posts and the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations: part 1 and part 2. The Presbyterian UN office’s advocacy brings to the UN voices which otherwise might struggle to be … Continue reading

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Presbyterian Ministry at the UN 2- interview with Mark Koenig

Interview with Mark Koenig Mark Koenig is the director of the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations. I’m very grateful to him for giving me a lot of his time to discuss the work of his office, its purpose, justification … Continue reading

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Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations- part 1

The Mission Council of the Presbyterian Church (USA) was renamed the Presbyterian Mission Agency at the 2012 General Assembly. It encompasses a wide range of ministries which are bound together by the fact that they all, one way or another, … Continue reading

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The Plenary Sessions, Voting and Procedures in the PC(USA) General Assembly

(You can read the first of my posts about the PC(USA) General Assembly here). Plenary sessions of the PC(USA) GA– bringing together all the various delegates- took place in a vast conference hall in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in central … Continue reading

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Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly: introduction

Following the Community Organising course in Columbus, Ohio, I returned to New York (with a diversion to Atlanta, Georgia due thunderstorms in New York) to spend a few days once again with the Gearys in White Plains. Then, on 30 … Continue reading

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More on Community Organising: Brad’s story

In my last post I listed the programme for the community organising course. Here’s a story which illustrates a bit of what it was all about.

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Community organising training 1

On Sunday 17 June, I attended church at University Christian Church, and then had my meeting with Congressman Geoff Davis. Pastor Troy Jackson then picked me up from northern Kentucky, and after brief stops at his home and to buys … Continue reading

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Study Leave talk at Old High St Stephen’s

Tonight I reported back to my congregation about my study leave with a talk (and photos!). It was lovely to relive it all, and to enjoy the dialogue, including some very pertinent questions! We have recorded the talk, and I’ll … Continue reading

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