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.
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: