On Sunday June 19, 2016, ten moderators of the Presbyterian Church will endorse the proposal for the Presbyterian Church (USA) to divest itself of all fossil fuel investments in the national church endowments and pension funds. Part of a growing international movement to abate climate change, the proposal will be voted on later in the week by the commissioners to the 222nd General Assembly (PC(USA), meeting in Portland.
PPF has published these brief documents that lift up key issues and analysis of overtures before the General Assembly that pertain to peacemaking and nonviolence. Please share these documents widely with commissioners and others at General Assembly. Commissioners and others can also follow #PPFGA on social media for updates.
If there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, make my joy complete; be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus. (Phil 2:1-5)
"We neither manufactured these weapons, nor feel proud exhibiting it. In fact, these were used by those who threatened our existence. We also admit that these very weapons helped us achieve our freedom."
“No. I’m not scared when I travel with others,” he replied over his shoulder and over the rumble of the motorcycle as we bumped along on a dry dirt road, passing through the fields and acres that make up the community of La Alemania.