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In the Aftermath of Two Mass Shootings This Week

Response from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) From Stated Clerk Gradye Parsons and Presbyterian Mission Agency Executive Director Linda Valentine; Pictured above: Sculpture of Rachel weeping for her lost children   Also be sure to read Rev. Shannan Vance-Ocampo’s sermon, “Hope

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Environmental Hope: A Better Approach for a Tougher Climate

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Introducing the Unbound Nov 2012–Jan 2013 issue “Hope for Eco-Activists: Discovering an Environmental Faith” while arguing for a different environmental strategy to engage people, particularly young people, in this age of consumerism, doubt, and the temptation to despair.   By Patrick David Heery, Managing Editor   This is an article

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Hope for Eco-Activists: Discovering an Environmental Faith

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Nov 2012—Jan 2013 Issue Table of Contents A collaborative issue of Unbound and Presbyterians for Earth Care examining the relational and spiritual foundation of a life devoted to sustainability and environmental justice. Opening Editorials “Environmental Hope: A Better Approach for a Tougher Climate” by Patrick David Heery “Sacred Healing for

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Interview of Managing Editor Patrick Heery

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“Leading by Listening” Presbyterians Today Nov. 2012 “Rethinking Church Leadership” Fast Chat Last month, the magazine Presbyterians Today sat down with Patrick Heery, managing editor of Unbound, for an interview about young adults, Unbound, and new forms of leadership and ministry. This month, that interview was published in the Nov.

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Sins Against Democracy

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A Special Fall Series for the November 2012 Election Introduction to the Series “Seven Sins Against Democracy—And What’s Faith Got To Do With It” by Rev. Chris Iosso, General Editor of Unbound Naming the Sins “Wrecking the Common Good: Campaign Finance Reform and Biblical Faith” by Rev. Timothy F. Simpson,

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The Backstory of General Assembly

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October 2012 Issue Table of Contents Social Witness at the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 220th General Assembly Opening Editorials “Caution and Commitment” by Chris Iosso “Young Adults: Will We Stay?” by Patrick David Heery The Young Adult Perspective “Stay with Us” by Emily Morrell “Paralyzed” by Rachel Helgeson “Gears, Forks, and

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Young Adults: Will We Stay?

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Two Contrasting Narratives of What Happened at the General Assembly Reveal a Critical Generation Gap By Patrick David Heery, Unbound Managing Editor   View and Print as PDF.   Talk to enough social justice-minded Presbyterians and you’ll likely hear two distinct interpretations of the 2012 PC(USA) General Assembly. Narrative One:

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Comprehensive Digest of Social Witness at the 220th PC(USA) General Assembly

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This digest is a compilation of the social witness-related items that came before the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 220th General Assembly in 2012. For each piece of business, the digest summarizes the Assembly action, the content of each proposal and its amendments, and (in some cases) the key points made in

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