SoS Sisters at 2019 UN Commission on Status of Women

On March 11-22, 2019 four women from Synod of the Sun’s Presbyterian Women will be representing their sisters at the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women. Representatives from Member States, UN entities, and UN Economic and Social Council accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs such as PW) from all regions of the world are expected to attend the session. This session’s priority theme: social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

The following four women from Synod of the Sun were selected to attend:

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Urgent! Towels for migrants at the border!

The nuns at the Catholic Charities Respite Center in McAllen, Texas are in desperate need of towels. They are not able to launder them fast enough with the number of refugees that are being delivered to their doors. Below is a link to towels that will meet their needs, and you can have them delivered to:

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Yellow Bucket Challenge: how many lightbulbs does it take…

Yellow Bucket Challenge LogoThe challenge is on!  Who has the most lightbulbs? Which PW can raise the most funds to support  our Synod-Wide Mission and Peace and Justice project? The Yellow Bucket Challenge not only supports Solar Under the Sun, but encourages individual PW groups to join together Continue reading “Yellow Bucket Challenge: how many lightbulbs does it take…”

One year later: USA Mission Experience to San Francisco/Bay Area

One year ago, Janet Theus was preparing to travel with Presbyterian Women sisters to the Bay Area for nine days, to be a part of the 2016 USA Mission Experience. You can read her full account here, but below are a few excerpts:

We were going to witness the faithful work being done by our sisters in the San Francisco and San Jose’ presbyteries.  Their work and dedication to God’s promise of a beloved community would prove to be the most amazing experience of this Mission trip.

Our goals were: (1) Learn about victims of sexual trafficking, human slavery, domestic violence, the homeless, and immigration issues. (2) Develop skills to advocate for these victims and (3) Explore personal stories to examine the myths and realities associated with these victim’s experiences and (4) Identify resources to help eliminate these scourges against humanity.

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