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Committee has soul-searching discussion of war in Iraq

by Shane Whisler
Presbyterian News Service

SAN JOSE, June 23, 2008 — The General Assembly Peacemaking and International Issues Committee quickly and unanimously voted on its first two overtures, then approved two others before settling into thorough and soul-searching hearings and discussion for hours on overtures related to the war in Iraq.

Items approved are listed at the end of this article.

Palestinian Nonviolence Expert Mubarak Awad to Address June 25 Peace Breakfast

Jonathan Kuttab Unable to Attend General Assembly of PC (USA)

San Jose, CA—Mubarak Awad, world authority on the promotion of nonviolence in Palestine and in the Arab world, will address the June 25 Peace Breakfast, sponsored by the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship at the meeting of the 218th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) in San Jose, CA. He has been described by Palestinians as the “Gandhi of the Middle East.” (Jerusalem Post)

PPF publishes analysis of peace-related overtures

Overture Analysis

Click Here to download PPF's complete analysis of peace-related overtures.

PPF has published comprehensive analysis of the most pressing peace-related overtures to be considered later this month at the 218th General Assembly of the PC(USA).

The commentary can be viewed by topic from the complete listing of peace-related overtures, or the entire four-page pdf document can be downloaded. The document provides a concise format that allows commissioners and participants to reference it easily throughout GA.

Host the International Peacemaker from Colombia!

Invite International Peacemaker, the Rev. Diego Higuita-Arango of Colombia to visit your presbytery, synod, seminary or college. He is available from September 26 through October 20. Diego has recently been elected as the executive secretary of the Presbyterian Church of Colombia (IPC).

Seminary behind bars

By Le Anne Clausen

I spent spring term of seminary in prison serving a 30-day sentence for civil disobedience at the School of the Americas.

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