Witness to Society and the World


The Council for Witness to Society and the World (CWSW) works to advance the mission of the Presbytery of New York City (PNYC) by:

  • Supporting the care-giving and justice-making ministries of its churches.
  • Providing information and options for action on a few key issues.
  • Linking its members and congregations with opportunities, or organizations, whose work bears witness to the mission of Jesus Christ in our time.

Read our SUMMARY Report here:  CWSW Summary for Presbytery


Grant Proposal Guidelines

The Council on Witness to Society and the World is continuing to review its grant-making process and procedures in light of a review of the presbytery structure that will impact the ways the Council equips the presbytery to engage in ministries pursuing social justice. The amount available for grants in 2012 will be dramatically lower than in years past, but an application will be posted to this website soon with a deadline of April 1, 2012. Decisions will be announced in May.

From the Immigration Working Group

Immigration: What Congregations Can Do
A resource for Study, Reflection, Ministry and Advocacy

The 217th General Assembly passed a resolution (which originated in the Presbytery of New York City) challenging each Presbyterian congregation and presbytery to embrace a comprehensive approach to “advocacy and welcome” for immigrants.

From the Prison/Reentry Working Group

Prison Reentry – Take a Next Step
A resource for Study, Reflection, Ministry and Advocacy


PCUSA Web Site:  www.pcusa.org Presbyterian Disaster Assistance:  www.pcusa.org/pda

PCUSA Haiti Mission Network:  pcusahaitinetwork.ning.com

Presbyterian Hunger Program:      main web site: www.pcusa.org/hunger

on facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Louisville-KY/Presbyterian-Hunger-Program/11586835518

Presbyterian International Health and Development:  www.pcusa.org/health/international/index.htm

Presbyterian Mission Connections:  www.pcusa.org/missionconnections/profiles/haiti.htm

Presbyterian Mission Crossroads:  http://missioncrossroads.ning.com

Presbyterian News Service (read stories, subscribe):   www.pcusa.org/pcnews/

Presbyterian Peacemaking Program:  www.pcusa.org/peacemaking

Presbyterian Washington Office:  www.pcusa.org/washington

Presbyterian Worldwide Mission:  www.pcusa.org/worldwide/haiti/security.htm

Living Waters of the World:  www.livingwatersfortheworld.org

Medical Benevolence Foundation:  www.mbfoundation.org