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Room in the Inn: How to Become a Sanctuary Community 101

In these times, we must be "relentlessly imaginative and bold," says Rev. Alison Harrington of Southside Presbyterian Church in Tucson, Arizona. Alison was a panelist along with Rev John Fife, former pastor of Southside Presbyterian Church and a co-founder of No More Deaths / No Mas Muertes, Amy Beth Willis, an organizer with the National Sanctuary Movement, and Rev. Jim Rigby, pastor of St. Andrew's Presbyterian in Austin, Texas.

How Shall We Love After November 8, 2016?

Like many of you, I have oscillated this last week between disbelief, deep sadness and disappointment, anger, and fear. We do not know what the next months and years will hold for our country, but we do know that we will continue to be called to resist tyranny, xenophobia, homophobia, misogyny, racism, and Islamaphobia. And we will be there.

Thank You, Fritz! For 5+ Years of Work with PPF

At the Activist Council Fall Meeting this past weekend we said a huge “Thank You” to Fritz Gutwein, who has been part of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship staff for over five years. He was hired as the Associate Director and became a Co-Director with Rick Ufford-Chase and then Emily Brewer. Fritz brought his wisdom and knowledge of development and communications to PPF, overseeing a doubling of the operating budget and more regular and frequent communications.

"This is My Church": A reflection and summary of the PPF Activist Council Fall Meeting

“This is my church,” wrote one person at the end of the PPF Activist Council Fall Meeting at Stony Point Center this past weekend where close to 50 Peace-seekers gathered. Another person posted on Facebook: “These are my people, yes they are."

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