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Forty-Two Peacemakers Arrested in DC

by Matt Black

Peacemaking is not a fair weather activity.

Last year, at the first Christian Peace Witness for Iraq, I was one of the 222 who were arrested in front of the White House. We had moved through snow throughout the day and struggled in the bitter cold late in the evening until we were arrested.

This year, it was the rain.

Presbyterian delegation returns from the Philippines

Group expresses solidarity with embattled UCCP

by Roger Scott Powers

Sign the Pledge for Peace

A new initiative has been launched by peace organizations, inviting church leaders to make a strong stand for peace.

The Pledge for Peace is a document that challenges leaders to live out their commitments as peacemakers in concrete ways.

Read and sign the pledge at

Presbyterians Talk Torture

Fifty Presbyterians (and one Quaker) gathered at Columbia Seminary from February 3 - 5 for a consultation titled "Terror, Torture and Security: Theological Considerations for Tomorrow's Leaders."

Stay tuned for some exciting ideas (like a YouTube video contest called "What's the big deal about Torture?"). In the meantime, the speakers were quite powerful, and you can see one of the keynotes by Attorney Scott Horton at

Rick Ufford-Chase featured on Chicago TV

rick_thirtygoodminutes.jpgRick Ufford-Chase, Executive Director of PPF, will be featured on Sunday, December 30th, on Chicago Public Television's "30 Good Minutes."

Rick delivers a sermon on following Jesus in times of fear and is interviewed regarding his experiences as Moderator of the General Assembly of the PC(USA), his work on the US-Mexico border, and his experience living in an intentional community in Tucson, Arizona.

Complete video and transcript of the program are available online at


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