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Christian Obedience in a Nuclear Age

Christian Obedience in a Nuclear Age

This policy statement still finds relevance over 20 years after it was adopted by the PC(USA).

The statement originated in actions of the 195th General Assembly
(1983), the 197th General Assembly (1985), and the 199th General As-

The Folly of the Cross: Pacifism and Family Safety by D.C. Cramer

“The Folly of the Cross: Pacifism and Family Safety, Part I” by D.C. Cramer

Perhaps the most widespread problem with pacifism comes in the form of the "family safety" objection. As with the police objection, this one is stated quite poignantly by my friend Jason:

PC(USA) Resources on Nonviolence

The Presbyterian Peacemaking Program has a wealth of resources on the practice of nonviolence. Visit their website at

Gaza Conflict Background

This paper by Walter Owensby is an excellent primer for the complex situation in Israel and Palestine, with a special eye for Gaza in light of recent violence in 2008-2009.

Read the article online or download the word document (doc)

Israel in Gaza: A Critical Reframing

This paper by the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (An Israeli and mostly Jewish source) is formatted with line numbers and is a useful resource for discussion.

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Peace & Justice Hymns

The following hymns were written by PPF member Carolyn Winfrey Gillette.

This website has all of Carolyn's 150+ hymns:

Ain't Gonna Study War No More by A. C. Winn

Ain’t Gonna Study War No More: Biblical Ambiguity and the Abolition of War by Albert C. Winn is now available in its entirety online, with foreword by Walter Brueggemann

Colombia Accompaniment on Delicious

A list of online resources related to the Colombia Accompaniment Program