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Faithful Response to Ferguson

The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship stands with those participating in non-violent acts for justice.

Un-Gala in Celebration of Anne Barstow and Tom Driver

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship invites you to an un-Gala in celebration of Anne Barstow and Tom Driver on October 18, 2014.

Faith Groups Join Call for an Arms Embargo on Israel

It is with heavy hearts that we compose this statement. At the time of this writing, the Israeli military’s ground, naval, and aerial bombardment of Gaza has killed more than 1,280 Palestinians. The vast majority of these victims were civilians, according to the United Nations. Palestinian rockets and anti-tank fire have killed two Israeli civilians, one Thai migrant worker, and 53 Israeli soldiers (one Israeli soldier has been reported as “missing” by Israel and “captured” by Hamas).

Faith Letter on Central American Migration Crisis

The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship has signed on to an important letter addressed to members of the U.S. government. This is a critical moment as both the Senate and the House of Representatives look to repeal key provisions in the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, which guarantees some level of due process for the unaccompanied minors from Central American countries. Without this law, these children would be immediately be sent back to often life-threatening violence.

Techniques and Talking Points: For pastors and other church leaders regarding Israel and Palestine

Over the coming months, many of us will be in the position of interpreting the actions of the General Assembly in our congregations and with friends who are Presbyterian and from other faith traditions, and possibly with leaders from the Jewish and Muslim communities. Some of us will have the opportunity to craft letters to the editor or to make appearances on local radio or TV stations. We want to provide you with some background to help you prepare well to take advantage of those opportunities.

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