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Compassion, Peace & Justice

 

The Compassion, Peace & Justice Task Force seeks to honor all entities in the Presbytery of Des Moines who are raising awareness of social justice issues, advocating for neighbors in need, and providing opportunities for greater service. Anyone can nominate a church or group in your church that you feel fits this description.

The newsletter of Social Ministries for Peace and Justice of the Des Moines Presbytery.

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The Compassion, Peace and Justice (CP&J) Task Force of the Presbytery of Des Moines recently studied an overture to the 222nd General Assembly which calls for fossil fuel divestment by the Presbyterian Foundation and Board of Pensions. The overture was initially passed by the Presbytery of San Francisco. Eight presbyteries have concurred with the overture to date. The Task Force is requesting that the Presbytery of Des Moines concur with this overture at its February 2016 meeting. 

Our planet has been experiencing record high temperatures and extreme weather events, and the level of CO2 in the atmosphere has continued to rise. The Pope has issued his Laudato Si’ Climate Change encyclical, and many institutions, including the Rockefeller Foundation and the World Council of Churches, have decided to divest from Fossil Fuels.

By Nancy Lister-Settle, Hunger Action Advocate

On May 29, 2015 four members of the Presbytery of Des Moines left for their final Joining Hands visit to our partners in Egypt. There was a bittersweet feeling as preparations were made, but this quickly changed to an air of celebration when the group arrived in Egypt. Since the launch of the Joining Hands initiative in 2000, the Presbytery of Des Moines has partnered with a network of churches, nongovernmental organizations, and grassroots associations to identify and address root causes of hunger and poverty through collaboration and advocacy. 

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Sat Jul 22 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
Presbyterian Women Coordinating Team (PW CT)
Sun Jul 23 @12:00AM
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Wed Jul 26 @12:00AM
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Fri Jul 28 @12:00AM
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Fri Jul 21 @11:30AM - 03:00PM
Sudanese Support Team
Sat Jul 22 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
Presbyterian Women Coordinating Team (PW CT)
Sun Jul 23 @12:00AM
Synod School
Mon Jul 24 @12:00AM
Synod School
Mon Jul 24 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Property Committee
Tue Jul 25 @12:00AM
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Stated Meeting

 

Our Next Stated Meeting Is:

Saturday, August 19, 2017

The 509th Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Des Moines will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the United Christian-Presbyterian Church, 1500 Industrial Ave., Bedford, Iowa. The meeting will be hosted by the Southwest Regional Partnership of the Presbytery. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the meeting beginning at 9:30 a.m.

You may make your reservations for the meeting here