News from the Presbyterian Women of Philadelphia:
From Grace Marable, PPPW, January 27, 2015
On Monday, January 19, 2015 the PC (USA) and Peace Office held a roundtable call which I had the opportunity to be a part of to educate and empower local congregations on the current actions going on about the issues of Violence Against Women and Human Trafficking.
This call included a selection of women from various Presbyteries around the country and it also included two Presbyterian men out of Louisville, Kentucky. They have joined in to support these critical issues that we are all facing today around the world.
The discussion was focused on Violence Against Women which is the third item on the list for United Nations conference in March 2015. We discussed the ways Presbyterian Women are working around the country supporting victims of violence and human trafficking. They are looking for recommendations to take to the UN meeting so we can advocate for the adoption of a policy for the 2016 General Assembly. The presence of Presbyterian Women at this meeting has now grown to 40 women.
There is so much information that can be found on the Presbyterian Mission website and the calendar for the year of 2015 has been released so you can be a part of various activities throughout the year to support these projects.
- Remember to wear orange on the 25th of each month in remembrance of Domestic Violence
- Support local Human Trafficking based homes and sites in your community
- Advocate for stronger laws and support for Human Trafficking victims