We place our faith, hope, and trust in God alone. We renounce violence as a means to further selfish national interests, to procure wealth, or to dominate others. We will practice boldly the things that make for peace and look for the day when ‘they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.’
The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship joins in the public support for Omar Barghouti and affirms our solidarity with him. Omar is a Palestinian human rights defender and co-founder of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) movement.
Ruth Hamilton of Washington, D.C. recently signed up online to become a member of the PPF Activist Council. It didn't take long for her to do, but once she clicked "submit" at the bottom of the form, she helped us reach an important milestone. One hundred people have now joined the Activist Council!
Peace Seeking Churches is a working group of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship Activist Council. Our mission is to promote the values of PPF as recorded in our statements “What We Believe!” and “The Peacemaker’s Creed” by establishing peace partnerships with and supporting the peacemaking efforts of PC (USA) churches, seminaries, and governing bodies.
When Latin American people speak there is an immediacy and directness to their words that feels different than in the US. As if we have been trained to talk in a way that covers some things up (the effect of nicer sheets and pillows?). Driving through the crowded and, yes, dirty streets, past homes and sidewalks that don’t seem to have been finished, you get the sense of seeing a world naked, in its original state, direct, without any fluff or pretense.