Presbyterian Women’s primary relationship is with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). In fact, in the PC(USA)’s Organization for Mission, Presbyterian Women, Inc., is a related corporation. PW and the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Racial Equity & Women’s Intercultural Ministries work together programmatically and are in a covenant relationship.
In addition to supporting the affiliations and ecumenical partnerships of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Presbyterian Women works in partnership with various secular and faith-based organizations on issues of faith, mission and social justice.
An ecumenical organization that supports and accompanies rural communities in their efforts to end poverty and address the root causes of injustice, poverty, oppression and exclusion, with a strong commitment to gender justice.
Bread for the World
A nationwide Christian movement that seeks justice for the world’s hungry people by lobbying our nation’s decision makers.
CARE is a leading humanitarian organization dedicated to fighting global poverty, saving lives, and achieving social justice. Their community-based efforts empower women, improve basic education, prevent the spread of disease, increase access to clean water, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources.
Children’s Defense Fund
A nonprofit organization that advocates for children’s rights, including education, health care, economic security and other social justice issues.
Christmas International House
Christmas International House is a Christian ministry designed to offer hospitality to international students during the two-week Christmas holidays. Participants witness to the reality that, behind diversity, everyone stands together as one human family.
Church Women United
A Christian women’s movement that celebrates unity in diversity and works for a world of justice and peace, particularly through World Day of Prayer.
Church World Service
CWS is a cooperative ministry of Protestant, Orthodox and Anglican denominations providing sustainable self-help and development, disaster relief and refugee assistance in more than 80 countries.
Days for Girls International
Days for Girls believes every girl in the world deserves education, safety and dignity. They work toward this goal by helping girls who would otherwise go without to have access to quality sustainable feminine hygiene and awareness.
ECPAT-USA works to protect every child’s basic human right to grow up free from the threat of sexual exploitation and trafficking through lobbying federal and state legislators and corporate boards; educating first responders and ordinary citizens; and empowering youth to take the lead against human trafficking through education and knowledge.
Ecumenical Women at the United Nations
An international coalition of church denominations and ecumenical organizations which have status with the Economic & Social Council (ECOSOC) at the United Nations. Grounded in our faith and commitment to global justice, Ecumenical Women trains and empowers an expanding network to advocate for gender equality at the United Nations.
Fellowship of the Least Coin, A Program of the Asian Women’s Church Conference
Fellowship of the Least Coin is a global, ecumenical prayer movement. Founded on the belief that prayer unites a worldwide family of faith, women from around the world pray for peace and reconciliation and set aside the least coin of their country as a symbol of that prayer.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity International is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness worldwide. Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates houses in partnership with homeowner families.
Heifer is an international organization that works with communities to end hunger and poverty and to care for the earth.
IMA World Health
IMA World Health provides essential health care services and supplies to vulnerable and marginalized people the world over.
Knitting4Peace is a grassroots organization whose members knit, crochet and weave as a visible sign of the real work of the organization: knitting together the global community. As participants create, they pray for each other, for the recipients of the items and for hope, healing and peace.
Little Dresses for Africa
Little Dresses for Africa is a nonprofit, non-denominational Christian organization originally formed to send messages of hope and worth to girls in Africa, in the form of simple dresses made out of pillowcases. The program has expanded to other continents and now includes boys’ shorts, school scholarships, meals, and support at several locations.
ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organization of more than seven million people around the world taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. ONE believes that the fight against poverty isn’t about charity, but about justice and equality.
Partners for Just Trade
Partners for Just Trade (PJT) is a non-profit, faith-based organization that builds partnerships between producers living in extreme poverty and consumers in North America. They address root causes of poverty through Fair Trade sales, education, solidarity and a commitment to trade justice.
SERRV is a nonprofit, fair trade organization dedicated to lifting disadvantaged artisans, farmers and their families out of poverty. SERRV sells unique, handcrafted product collections from their 55 small-scale artisan/farmer organizations and cooperatives. In addition to fair wages, SERRV’s partners receive training to help grow sustainable businesses.
Ten Thousand Villages
Ten Thousand Villages markets handicrafts created in underdeveloped countries, thus providing a vital and fair income to the artisans. In addition to organizing shops and fairs, this organization tells the stories of the women and men whose lives are improved through these sales.
World Day of Prayer USA
World Day of Prayer is a worldwide, ecumenical movement of Christian women who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year. Offerings collected during interfaith services benefit women and children around the world.
World Food Day USA
Although hunger is a social ill that we must deal with every day, on one day each year, hunger eradicators (that’s us!) join together in our local communities to raise awareness about hunger and food insecurity through hunger walks, speaker events, food drives and more.
In addition to these affiliations at the national level, Presbyterian Women at the local level are involved with numerous secular, ecumenical or interfaith organizations that share our PW values.
To ask a question or to learn more about PW Affiliations, contact Susan Jackson Dowd.
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