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.“

Rev. Denise Anderson to Deliver Keynote for Peace Breakfast on June 20

The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship is thrilled to announce that Rev. Denise Anderson will be the keynote speaker at the PPF Peace Breakfast on June 20, 2018 at 7 a.m. in St. Louis.

Preaching after Nakba Day

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, the Catastrophe, when Israel occupied Palestine in 1948 displacing at least 750,000 Palestinians from their homes. Yesterday also marks the move of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and the deadliest day in Gaza since the War on Gaza in 2014.

Where Is Resurrection This Week?

In this fifth week of Easter, I am reminded that resurrection--and hope--does not always come easy. From the lectionary texts for this Sunday to the current events of the last week, there are signs of resurrection and hope yet we must look into the despair and death in the world to find them sprouting up.

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis and Rev. Dr. William Barber to Receive 2018 Peaceseeker Award

The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship will honor Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis and Rev. Dr. William Barber with the 2018 Peaceseeker Award at the Peace Breakfast on June 20 at the meeting of the Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly in St. Louis. Founded in 1944, the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship is a nation-wide community of Presbyterians who seek to follow the nonviolence of Jesus by working to reduce war and violence in the world. The Peaceseeker Award is its highest honor.