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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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Second Tuesday: the Israel/Palestinian conflict and the PC(USA)

My second day in DC brought me back to the Hill and the United Methodist building to a seminar event for church members organised by the Presbyterian Washington Office. Known as Second Tuesday, this monthly event, held when Congress is … Continue reading

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Quick update

The last thing I reported on in full was my meeting with Jennifer Butler of Faith in Public Life in Washington, DC. I have lots of notes which I am currently transcribing from other meetings and activities. However things have … 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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Interim update: Tuesday evening, 19 June

There have been a busy few days, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and then attending the Community Organising course in Columbus. I have still have posts to put up about Washington and Cincinnati; I’ll wait until the course is over before I … Continue reading

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At the Faith in Public Life office in Washington DC with Jennifer Butler

Jennifer Butler describes Faith in Public Life (FPL) as a ‘multifaith stategy center’. It was founded after the 2004 Presidential Election, during which the Bush campaign (Karl Rove was the key figure) mobilized ‘values voters’, i.e. those exercised by personal … 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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Sermon at White Plains Presbyterian Church, June 10, 2012

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A sermon preached by The Rev. Peter Nimmo at the White Plains Presbyterian Church on the Second Sunday after Pentecost, June 10, 2012 James 2.14-26          Matthew 22.15-22   In the name of God, Father, Son and…

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Pastor Jeff Geary blogs on my arrival!

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What a relaxing day. The Rev. Peter Nimmo is staying with us this week, and we are thoroughly enjoying his company. Peter has just begun a several month sabbatical from the churches he serves – Old…

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First days in USA

My first few days in the US were about travel; getting here, recovering from getting here, organising more travel and meetings. But also enjoying hospitality and conversation with my lovely hosts, preparing a sermon- and experiencing something which I definitely … Continue reading

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