Category Archives: Social Justice

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 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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Economics and the General Assemblies

I have been asked to testify to the testify to the PC(USA) General Assembly’s Committee on Social Justice about the Special Commission on the Purposes of Economic Activity set up by the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly in 2012, which … Continue reading

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Will Israel, gay issues to dominate PC (USA) General Assembly?

The online newspaper The Huffington Post today provided this useful summary of some of the big issues before this year’s Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly. There’s coverage and comment on the disvestment controversy I covered in my last blog post. … Continue reading

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Community organizing turns serious… but fun!

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I went to the bank today. Not exactly the bank, but an administration building of Chase. Big banks here are getting the blame (deservedly) for a lot- including ‘foreclosing’ and chucking people out of their homes, and causing the destruction … Continue reading

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At the Presbyterian office in Washington DC

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (PC(USA)) has more than 2 million members in more than 10,000 congregations. It is a Church which has been in existence longer as the United States itself (John Witherspoon, a Presbyterian minister from Scotland, was the … Continue reading

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