"Can We Be Peacemakers For Palestine?" is an educational program developed by the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship for religious, community and other groups interested in justice for Palestinians. The program consists of three sessions of about two hours each. The sessions could be scheduled over three separate days or all three on one day.
Over the coming months, many of us will be in the position of interpreting the actions of the General Assembly in our congregations and with friends who are Presbyterian and from other faith traditions, and possibly with leaders from the Jewish and Muslim communities. Some of us will have the opportunity to craft letters to the editor or to make appearances on local radio or TV stations. We want to provide you with some background to help you prepare well to take advantage of those opportunities.
A sermon preached by the Rev. Roger Scott Powers at Light Street Presbyterian Church in Baltimore on Sunday, June 29, 2014. Genesis 22:1-14
The story of Abraham and Isaac is one of the most dramatic stories in the Bible. And yet, in my fourteen years of parish ministry, I have never once preached on it. Come to think of it, I'm not sure I've ever heard anyone preach on it!
It can be difficult to introduce an issue of social concern in any one congregation, but in any given presbytery or community, there are people who support sensible gun reform. What if these people got together for worship, education, and an offering of their time and voices?
Margaret Aymer led several sessions of Contextual Bible Study at the 2012 Convocation of Peacemakers. This documents contains transcriptions of the many notes that were created by multiple small groups throughout the study of the Beatitudes from the Gospel of Matthew.
Stony Point Presbyterian Church recently completed a year of studying the controversial topic of gun violence. This document contains reflections on their process, their conclusions, and the story of the remarkable way this often-divisive issue has brought their congregation closer together.