Briefing Papers for GA222 Commissioners

PPF has published these brief documents that lift up key issues and analysis of overtures before the General Assembly that pertain to peacemaking and nonviolence. Please share these documents widely with commissioners and others at General Assembly. Commissioners and others can also follow #PPFGA on social media for updates.

Vigil for Central America Refugees

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

5:00-6:00 PM

Led by National Sanctuary Movement

Welcoming the Stranger: Practical Tools for joining the Faith-based Immigrant Justice Movement

Friday, June 17, 2016
Location: Augustana Lutheran Church (2710 NE 14th Ave, Portland, OR 97212) 
Time: 9 am - 4 pm
Cost: $20 [lunch included]
Host Organization: National Sanctuary Movement

SOA Watch Border Convergence

Friday, October 7, 2016Monday, October 10, 2016

Nogales, Arizona & Nogales, Mexico

Info at

Presbyterian Training in Immigration Advocacy

Wednesday, April 20, 2016Friday, April 22, 2016

In Richmond, VA

More information here

Presbyterian Training in Immigration Advocacy

Thursday, April 7, 2016Saturday, April 9, 2016

At Stony Point, NY

More information here

SOA Vigil 2015

For 25 years, the SOA Watch has been a consistent and powerful movement calling for a close of the School of the Americas and an end to the training of Latin American soldiers by the US Army. They organize around a common vision of an end to militarism and empire by focusing specifically on closing the School of the Americas through nonviolence.

Chereth Brook at SOA 2015

Recipients of 2015 Peaceseeker Award Announced

The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship has named Evelyn Chumbow and Jill Bolander-Cohen as joint recipients of the 2015 Peaceseeker Award. These two Presbyterian women have made significant contributions to the struggle against human trafficking.

Welcoming Immigrants: Strangers and Friends

The Rev. Kelly Allen, chair of the Mission Presbytery (South Texas) Immigration Task Force, talked of how churches in Texas are cooperating with other local agencies to respond to the surge of children and families fleeing violence in Central America, and the Rev. Linda Eastwood, a PPF National Committee member who worships with a New Sanctuary Movement congregation in Chicago, told stories and shared ways for congregations around the country to advocate for immigration reform and to protect immigrants facing deportation.