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 http://www.30goodminutes.org/this_week_5111.htm.

PPF at SOA

PPF's presence at the School of Americas (WHINSEC) Protest was recently featured in an article by Evan Silverstein of the Presbyterian News Service.

Gary Cozette to receive PPF’s 2008 Peaceseeker Award

2007 Peaceseeker Award to Anita David & Beth Pyles

PPF honors David and Pyles for Serving in Iraq with Christian Peacemaker Teams

Each year the Peace Fellowship recognizes Presbyterians on the front lines of peacemaking with the Peaceseeker Award. Anita David and Beth Pyles served on the Christian Peacemaker Team in Baghdad, maintaining a nonviolent presence in the midst of spiraling violence and civil war. Their work ranged from documenting torture in the Abu Ghraib prison to training a Muslim Peace Team in nonviolence. During this time, four CPT members were kidnapped; Quaker Tom Fox was found murdered and the three others were released. David belongs to Chicago’s Lake View Presbyterian Church. Pyles is a Presbyterian pastor in W. Virginia. Briefly visits here with David and Pyles about the Iraq war, responsibility, guilt, nonviolence and the Presbyterian Church.

Reflections on Migrants in the Desert

Sisters and Brothers,

As we approach mid-summer, much of my time here on the border has been absorbed by the continuing immigration and border crisis here in the Arizona. One of my commitments as the Director of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship has been to fulfill my obligations as a Christian Peacemaker Teams reservist (www.cpt.org) by acting as CPT’s representative in the Arizona borderlands.

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