Voices from the Border and Beyond: PC(USA) Travel Study Seminar to US/Mexico Border & Central America

Friday, January 23, 2015Sunday, February 1, 2015

Presbyterian World Mission, together with partners on the US/Mexico border and in Central America, is offering a Travel Study Seminar for Presbyterians who want to understand the context and respond to the needs of the thousands of Central American children who are crossing the border.

The trip will include visits with a Presbyterian Border Region Outreach (PBRO) ministry site as well as visits with ecumenical partners in Guatemala and El Salvador.

Faith Letter on Central American Migration Crisis

The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship has signed on to an important letter addressed to members of the U.S. government. This is a critical moment as both the Senate and the House of Representatives look to repeal key provisions in the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, which guarantees some level of due process for the unaccompanied minors from Central American countries. Without this law, these children would be immediately be sent back to often life-threatening violence.

PPF Twitter Chat on Peacemaking Issues at GA

Read the archive of the June 11, 2014 Twitter chat where tweeters discussed issues from divestment to marriage equality.

PPF Announces Seven Peace Communities

As the PPF works to strengthen our witness to Jesus Christ in the PC(USA), we begin a new and exciting partnership with seven intentional peace communities. Because there are many ways across the church to live in Christian community outside of traditional congregational life, we desire to connect with and support intentional peace communities involved in inspiring peace work across the country.

Presbyterians on the Frontier: A Story of Presbyterian Border Ministry 1984 to 2014

Published in time of the 30th anniversary of Presbyterian Border Ministry. Written by Parrish Jones, PPF National Commitee Member.

Presbyterians on the Frontier is the culmination of four years research, site visits, and interviews seeking to capture the stories of those who have served in Presbyterian Border Ministry.

Rick Ufford-Chase Commemorates 10th Anniversary of Humanitarian Organization

Rick Ufford-Chase, PPF's Executive Director, spoke at the service honoring the 10th anniversary of the organization No More Deaths on April 27 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson. No More Deaths is a group of people of conscience and faith that assert the right to provide humanitarian aid to migrants.

No More Deaths 10th Anniversary Sermon by Rick Ufford-Chase

Rick Ufford-Chase spoke at the service honoring No More Deaths at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson (UUCT) on April 27, 2014. The audio is available at this page -- -- under "Sermon Podcasts" under the date 14-04-27.

Presbyterians for Just Immigration Supports Overture

Recently, Presbyterians for Just Immigration held two training events for the purpose of providing participants with organizing information and techniques to develop groups around the nation to promote immigration reform in Synods, Presbyteries and churches.

CPT Borderlands Delegation

Tuesday, February 18, 2014Friday, February 28, 2014

From our friends at Christian Peacemaker Teams

Witness the impact of immigration enforcement in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands where foreign policy masquerades as domestic, where life and death decisions are foist upon our neighbors, relatives and friends, placing them in vulnerable and volatile situations. 182 bodies were recovered in the Tucson Sector of the border alone this last fiscal year.