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Study Guide in Six Sessions for "America and Its Guns"

Written by Jan Orr-Harter, this PPF study guide outlines how to approach Jim Atwood's 2012 book American and Its Guns: A Theological Exposé.

Guide to Creating an “Offering of Letters” Service

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? 

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.

Boycott the Gaza Invasion this Thanksgiving

by Chris Iosso
The grim truth about Israel’s cur­rent bomb­ing of Gaza is that the U.S. gov­ern­ment will do very lit­tle to limit the one-sided col­lec­tive pun­ish­ment or cor­rect the claims that this pre-election mil­i­tary cam­paign by the Netanyahu gov­ern­ment is about “defense.” The casu­alty toll already con­firms the vast inequal­ity of power, recall­ing the last inva­sion of Gaza in late 2008 and early 2009 that killed 1400 Pales­tini­ans to 14 Israelis.

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."

PC(USA) Middle East Reports 2010-2012

The following combined reports are a helpful summary of current PC(USA) policy on the Middle East:

The Report of the Middle East Study Committee as Approved by the 219th General Assembly (2010)

Including

The Report of the Middle East Monitoring Group as Approved by the 220th General Assembly (2012)

Download the reports (pdf)

The Sunday after Sandy Hook - Sermons and Worship Resources

In the wake of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, CT, we offer some of the sermons and worship materials composed and used by PPF members.

Colombia Accompaniment Brochure

Download and share this brochure, which provides an overview of the Colombia Accompaniment Program.

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