Resources

Get educated and equipped.

WorldBeyondWar.org

PPF has signed the Declaration of Peace on http://worldbeyondwar.org. Find other peacemaking resources there, and sign the individual Declaration of Peace.

Exodus Conversations

An interfaith website discussing interpretations of the book of Exodus.

http://exodusconversations.org/

Living History -- Rick Ufford-Chase and Bruce Reyes-Chow

13-minute video via Presbyterian Historical Society. Published April 3, 2013.

Sermon: The Culture of Violence and the Beloved Community

This sermon was delivered on January 20, 2013 to a community-wide, interfaith and interracial gathering to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther, King, Jr., in Highstown, NJ.  The preacher was Tom F. Driver, The Paul J. Tillich Professor of Theology and Culture Emeritus, Union Theological Seminary in New York.

Books on Nonviolence, Just War, and Faith

The following list of books discussing nonviolence and Just War Theory was compiled by Roger Scott Powers

"Just Peacemaking: The New Paradigm for the Ethics of Peace and War,"
edited by Glen H. Stassen
offers ten practices for promoting peace and justice in the international arena.

"The Powers That Be: Theology for a New Millennium,"
by Walter Wink
a brief summary of his 3-volume trilogy on "the powers."

Nonviolence Discernment Overture - Final Version

PPF was instrumental in crafting an overture to the 219th General Assembly (from National Capital Presbytery) calling the church to a time of discernment "to Seek Clarity on Whether God Is Calling the Church to Embrace Nonviolence as Its Response to War and Terror." The overture was strengthened in committee and combined with an overture from Pittsburgh Presbytery, On Strengthening the Peacemaking Program." The final text of the overture, which was approved by unanimous vote in committee and by consensus by the GA, is below: