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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, “I rarely post sermons, however this one received enough positive feedback that I make an exception. Note that

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Rochelle Shaw

Beyond the Walls

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San Francisco Theological Seminary Interview with Rochelle Shaw, 2nd Year Master of Divinity Student Interviewed by Patrick David Heery   View and print as PDF.   On April 24, 2012, I interviewed Rochelle Shaw, a second-year Master of Divinity student at San Francisco Theological Seminary (SFTS), which is a member

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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

Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations

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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Petition for Climate Justice

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Do iT in Durban Join the National Council of Churches’ Eco-Justice campaign in the quest to seek climate justice during the United Nations negotiations in Durban. People of faith are bringing the religious voice to bear on the need to address climate change to protect vulnerable populations–low-income communities and communities of color–around

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Christian leaders say yes to Palestine U.N. membership

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International law, basic fairness at stake, say PC(USA)’s Parsons, others October 25, 2011 − From the Presbyterian News Service Leaders of four denominations, including the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s General Assembly Stated Clerk Gradye Parsons, have issued a statement backing the Palestinian Authority’s bid for membership in the United Nations. U.N. membership for

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Petition for Palestinian Statehood

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An Open Letter on Palestinian Statehood From Presbyterian Christians in the United States Sign the Petition: A petition for UN membership for the Palestinian state. It takes very little time to sign the petition (please disregard the automatic request for contribution). Yet it is an important effort to witness

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