Tag Archives: United States

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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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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Evening Prayer at the General Assembly

I offered the evening prayer at the end of the evening session on 4 July 2012 of the 220th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Watch from 1:44:25 on the video below. Related articles Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly: … Continue reading

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Conversations with Congressman Geoff Davis: Part 2

I talked with Congressman Geoff Davis in two conversations over a weekend- firstly by phone, and then, with his wife Pat at a coffee shop on Sunday morning. And we also spoke when we met in his office in Washington … Continue reading

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Conversations with Congressman Geoff Davis: Part 1

During my study leave I got to know Congressman Geoff Davis, who generously gave me some time to share his reflections on faith and politics. In this post, I explain how we came to meet, something of Congressman Davis’ military, … Continue reading

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The Middle East in the Midwest: Israel, Palestine, and US Evangelicalism

On Friday 15 June I accompanied Troy Jackson to a very interesting meeting. They were planning a series of events on Israel and Palestine for Midwestern churches. The meeting was to plan part of a visit to the Midwest by … Continue reading

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