Our world is confronting a major fork in the road in negotiations concerning Iran's nuclear programs. The deadline is fast approaching for reaching agreement in talks currently taking place in Geneva. The outcome will have widespread implications, opening possibilities for scaling back on conflicts or adding dangerous fuel to those fires in many places around the globe.
"The vanquished know war," began Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and war correspondent turned Presbyterian minister Chris Hedges in an hour-long major address to friends and admirers of the peacemaking activities of Anne Barstow and Tom Driver. Seventy-two peace activists gathered at Stony Point Center on October 18, 2014 for the First Un-Gala of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, where the inaugural Anne Barstow and Tom Driver Award for Excellence in Nonviolent Activism in Retirement was presented to the couple for whom it is named.
Friday, January 23, 2015 – Sunday, January 25, 2015
We urge you to consider attending the Interfaith Conference on Drone Warfare which will be held at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, NJ on Friday, January 23 to Sunday, January 25, 2015. You can learn more about this important event at www.peacecoalition.org/dronesconference.
This month, Guatemalan and international civil society organisations have asked UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to support indigenous communities threatened with imminent and serious harm by the Santa Rita hydroelectric dam in Guatemala which was registered under the UN’s carbon offsetting scheme in June 2014.
Four people have been arrested in a police brutality protest co-hosted by Mercy Junction. The protest, organized by Concerned Citizens for Justice, was part of the Oct. 22 National Day of Action Against Police Brutality.