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Burkhard Paetzold commented on Burkhard Paetzold's group Roma People Bridging Group
"Prayer and Thanksgiving for Roma 2014 In 2014, members of Presbyterian Women join their voices with others around the world who are concerned with justice for the Roma, who are marginalized throughout Europe. This prayer cycle and liturgy can…"
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Bernie and Judy McKee commented on Burkhard Paetzold's group Roma People Bridging Group
"We're eager to hear news of the Roma and PCUSA's efforts on their behalf.  Thank you. "
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Burkhard Paetzold commented on Burkhard Paetzold's group Roma People Bridging Group
"http://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/missionconnections/paetzold-burkhard/ Feel free to read my most recent newsletter with reference to Eamon Andersons presentation at the Child Trauma Conferencesnin Hungary and Romania."
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Audrey C. Trapp is now a member of Mission Crossroads PC(USA)
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Blog Posts

Trauma-Informed Practice and New Opportunities for Romanian Orphaned Children

Posted by Elizabeth Searles on March 6, 2014 at 2:09am 2 Comments

Celebrate with us!! Thanks to Presbyterian Women and PC(USA), over eighty helping professionals learned more about trauma-informed practices--concrete ways we can help heal broken lives. Eamon Anderson keynoted and the discussion groups were AMAZING. Much that she introduced was entirely new to our context.

Here in Tulcea, Romania, PC(USA) partner NOROC works with institutionalized children of trauma in over ten institutions in the county. A disproportionate number of those children…


conferences on Children with Trauma in Hungary and Romania

Posted by Burkhard Paetzold on February 14, 2014 at 4:29am 1 Comment

Together with the Reformed Church in Hungary, Ellen Smith and Carolyn Otterness (RCA) we have prepared a conference on Children with Trauma. It will start tonight in Berekfürdö, Hungary. Keynote speaker is Eamon Anderson (University of Montana). Out of the 60+ registered participants from different denominational backgrounds in Hungary and neighboring countries many are involved in ministries with Roma.

There will be another conference on this Topic and with Eamon in Tulcea/Romania on the… Continue

Church Committee focuses on Persecuted Christians

Posted by Stephen Schlarb on November 21, 2013 at 12:27pm 0 Comments

Hi to all: This is to announce that our church, Woodhaven Presbyterian Church in Irving, TX, set up a Committee this summer to gather and report news on persecuted Christians around the world.

  We organize prayers & support, and have partnered with the Synod of Syria & Lebanon (undergoing severe crises). Our General Presbyter (Grace Presbytery), and other PC(USA) personnel have visited the area. 

    We have set up…


Pray for the situation in Kenya

Posted by Debbie Braaksma on September 22, 2013 at 10:06am 1 Comment

Please pray for the situation in Kenya. There is currently a stand off at West Gate Mall in Nairobi where at least 59 people have been killed by al-Shabab militants. Our mission personnel are safe  but concerned for the safety of friends & colleagues. Debbie Braaksma


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