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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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Unbinding Unbound: Launch in Denver

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The Long-Awaited Unbound Launches! On Thursday, October 20, 2011, the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy (ACSWP) launched Unbound: An Interactive Journal of Christian Social Justice (www.justiceunbound.org) in Denver, Colorado. Unbound is the successor of the much-loved Church & Society, the journal that, for 98 years (including its predecessors), was a

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A Social Creed for the 21st Century Video

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Check out our video on Vimeo: Toward a NEW Social Awakening, The Social Creed Or watch the video right here: [kaltura-widget uiconfid=”535″ entryid=”0_466vp691″ width=”400″ height=”330″ addpermission=”” editpermission=”” align=”center” /] A Social Creed for the 21st Century

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Action Steps for Economic Justice

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Practical Ideas for Taking Action [wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Economic injustice and the economic crisis can seem so expansive and complex that it is often hard to imagine any kind of action on our part that can make a difference. So let us take a step back and reflect strategically. What

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Timeline: The Presbyterian Church and Labor Rights

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1908 It is the beginning of the 20th century. The United States has seen rapid industrialization, urbanization, concentration of wealth, and labor rights issues. In response, an ecumenical gathering adopts the 1908 Social Creed of the Churches. 1950s Presbyterians advocate “free collective bargaining in labor-management relations,” calling on Presbyterians to

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A Walk on the Economic Side, Looking for Power

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Managing Editor’s Corner August 19, 2011 by Patrick David Heery   [wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Take a walk through any American city and you will discover a wide range of sites: gated mansions; cardboard boxes masquerading as homes; children with private tutors and crowded classrooms with decades-old textbooks; factories that produce

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The Dark Night of the American Economy

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Oct / Nov 2011 Issue: On economic crisis and injustice   Table of Contents Editors’ Corner “How Dark an Economic Night Does It Have To Be?” Chris Iosso “A Walk on the Economic Side, Looking for Power,” Patrick David Heery An Invocation from the Presbyterian Church (USA) “Living through Economic

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