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War: No Longer an Option

a sermon by John W. Wimberly, Jr.
Pastor, Western Presbyterian Church
Washington, D.C.
October 28, 2007

Text: John 18:1-12

On September 2, 1945, a gray, grim day, General Douglas MacArthur accepted Japan’s surrender aboard the U.S.S. Missouri anchored in Tokyo Bay. After all the documents were signed, General Douglas MacArthur stepped to a microphone and spoke to the entire world, “We have had our last chance. If we do not now devise some greater and more equitable system (to resolve our differences by a means other than war) Armageddon will be at our door. The problem basically is theological and involves a spiritual recrudescence and improvement of human character that will synchronize with our almost matchless advance in science, art, literature, and all material and cultural developments of the past two thousand years. It must be of the spirit if we are to save the flesh.”

Ten Commandments, Political Emails & Ads

by Bruce Gillette

Have you, like me, been receiving a lot of email notes about political candidates? Some of these emails, like the political ads on TV, are not true. Before you forward an email to others about anyone, political candidate or any other human being, please remember the Ten Commandments: "You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor" (Ex. 20:16; Deut. 5:20). Our church’s Heidelberg Catechism explains it:

Head of Colombian Presbyterian Church visits U.S.

Rev. Diego Higuita, Executive Secretary of the Presbyterian Church of
Colombia, will be in the U.S. preaching and giving presentations
about the effects of the violence suffered by the rural communities
with whom he has primarily worked. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from our partners in Colombia first hand!

Rev. Higuita will be visiting several presbyteries throughout the United States. Please see the following schedule and contact the presbyteries directly or visit their websites for details.

Ufford-Chases begin as Co-Directors of Stony Point Center

Stony Point Center is embracing a direction that places peacemaking and nonviolence at the center of it mission. Below is the vision letter from new Co-Directors Rick and Kitty Ufford-Chase (Rick Ufford-Chase continues part-time as PPF's Executive Director).

Vision Letter From Rick & Kitty, Co-Directors

As each day unfolds and we continue to get our "feet under us" as Co-Directors, we are continuously impressed by the powerful legacy of Stony Point Center, and excited to craft a vision that will honor that legacy as Stony Point looks to the future. In the short term, our task is to support the staff and volunteers who do such a marvelous job of providing hospitality to the wide variety of guests who come to this place.

It's Not the Bombing

by Noushin (Darya-Bandari) Framke, an Iranian-American Presbyterian

This Fourth of July was the 20th anniversary of my U.S. citizenship. We could have had a great party, as we have a perfect view of our town’s fireworks from our patio. But with the drumbeat to war with Iran reaching a crescendo, and being an Iranian-American, I had little to celebrate.

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