Mark Koenig

The Refugee Jesus

The following sermon was preached at Rutgers Presbyterian Church on November, 22, 2015, Christ the King Sunday. Author Rev. Mark Koenig writes,

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Make a Red Hand: Work for Human Rights

Celebrate Human Rights Day by making a red hand to advocate for the rights of children. December 6, 2011 by Mark Koenig, Director of the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations   The wolf shall live with the lamb .

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The Refugee Jesus

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The following sermon was preached at Rutgers Presbyterian Church on November, 22, 2015, Christ the King Sunday. Author Rev. Mark Koenig writes, “I rarely post sermons, however this one received enough positive feedback that I make an exception. Note that this is the manuscript that went into the pulpit; the

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Making Visible the Cords of Love

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The Ecumenical Witness of the PC(USA) in the UN Community The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) affirms that Presbyterians do ministry in partnership. At the United Nations, this involves the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations working with ecumenical partners to address issues based on the policies established by the PC(USA)’s General

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Courage: A Poem for Nonviolent Witness

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Inspired, on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, by the Palestinians, Israelis, and internationals who worked nonviolently to protect the village and olive trees of Budrus, and by all who use nonviolence to witness for justice, wholeness, and peace. By the Rev. W. Mark Koenig, Director of the

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MLK Litany on the Tragedy of Gun Violence

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Written for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day By the Rev. W. Mark Koenig, Director of the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations   Banner Photo: Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, both victims of gun violence (U.S. Library of Congress)   We celebrate and give thanks

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Petition to Protect Rights of Children

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It is time for the U.S. to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child Urge President Obama to send the Con­ven­tion on the Rights of the Child (CRC) to the United States Senate for ratification. The CRC sets the standard for children’s welfare around the world. The United States

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Advocacy: Living a Public Faith

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Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations By the Rev. W. Mark Koenig   View and print article as PDF “We are ambassadors for Christ.” Those words took on new meaning for me on March 11, 2011—when a tsunami and earthquake hit Japan. The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations has

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Indigenous Voices at the United Nations

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How the United Nations Addresses Indigenous Rights December 7, 2011 by Mark Koenig, Director of the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights notes that: Indigenous peoples across the world experience the consequences of historical colonization and invasion of their territories, and

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