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Director of Office of Public Witness Meets with United States Embassy Officials in South Sudan

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The Reverend Dr. J. Herbert Nelson returned this past weekend from ten days in South Sudan. While there, he investigated ways that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness (OPW) can better partner with World Mission to more effectively engage partner churches and organizations, mission co-workers, and other personnel,

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Women in Poverty & The ‘American Nightmare’

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A Story of Economic Oppression When Americans think about “oppression,” we’re inclined to go straight to civil and human rights. We think of voting rights and voter intimidation, of warrantless wiretaps and law enforcement dispersing crowds of peacefully-gathered demonstrators. We think of countries where citizens do not have freedom of

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Carbon Pollution, EPA Regulation, and YOU!

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Article originally published on the Office of Public Witness Blog. On June 2nd, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule under the federal Clean Air Act to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide from existing power plants, a step towards modernizing our nation’s power plants while limiting our contribution to

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A Travesty and a Shame on the Nation

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Harris v. Quinn Limits Workers’ Collective Bargaining Rights Article originally featured in the Office of Public Witness blog. See also: J. Herbert Nelson Reacts to the Hobby Lobby Decision. The Reverend J. Herbert Nelson, II, Director of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness in Washington, DC, today expressed

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Giving Health Reform a Chance to Work

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Increasing Access to Health and Wellness While most of the recent coverage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more commonly referred to as “Obamacare,” has been negative, these news stories fail to tell a complete story. There is no doubt the Obama Administration has made some serious errors in the

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HIV AND AIDS HAS NOT GONE AWAY

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THE CHURCH STILL HAS WORK TO DO This is part of a series of reflections from Johnson C. Smith’s first annual HIV competency training conference—and is a slightly revised version of a December 1, 2012 reflection posted on the blog of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness by

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