Gun Violence Prevention at 2018 General Assembly: “Count Me In!” Campaign & New Study/Action Resources for Congregations

With 36,000 Americans dying from gun violence last year, the General Assembly gathering of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in St. Louis June 16-23 will re-affirm church policies for gun reform. Hopefully, Presbyterians will leave with new resources and a new resolve to take action at home to prevent gun violence. The 223rd General Assembly marks 50 years of Presbyterian statements on the need for legislative action to curb gun violence, beginning in 1968.

2018 Anne Barstow and Tom Driver Award for Excellence in Nonviolent Direct Action in Retirement Goes to Rev. Peggy Howland

PPF is honored to name Rev. Peggy Howland the 2018 recipient of the Anne Barstow and Tom Driver Award for Nonviolent Direct Action in Retirement. Named for long-time nonviolence advocates Anne Barstow and Tom Driver, the annual award recognizes the unique contribution that retirees can make to a more just and peaceful world.

Faculty at PCUSA-Related Seminaries Call for the Denomination to Divest Immediately from Fossil Fuels

This week, faculty at theological seminaries affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA) called for the denomination to fully divest the Board of Pensions and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Foundation from fossil fuel industries.

Statement in Support of the Overture (09-08) on Nuclear Disarmament

At the very last minute before the upcoming GA, the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy (ACSWP) has published a comment on pc-biz on this overture that goes far beyond the role of commenting and proposes what we view as a dangerous and bizarre substitute resolution.

Colombia Accompaniment Report: Being Venezuelan in Colombia

In their fourth report, John and Ivan reflect on a recent influx of Venezuelans into Colombia. They write, “In every city we visited we saw Venezuelans. They stand in the major intersections, some sporting jackets or ball caps in yellow, blue, and red emblazoned with the arc of eight stars of the Venezuela flag.“

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