Nonviolent Witness

Fast for Peace

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Join in a one-day Fast for Peace on Tuesday, July 15, called by some a Hunger Strike Against Violence.

Risking Peace in a Violent World: Affirmations for Presbytery Consideration

As the next stage in a six-year process of discernment, the 221st General Assembly (2014) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) directs the Stated Clerk to send to each presbytery, electronically and in print, the following five affirmations and supporting rationale with the request that they discuss and take an advisory vote on each affirmation and send the results of those votes, along with a summary of the floor discussion, back to the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy by July 1, 2015, to help guide the preparation of a report on peacemaking directions for the 222nd General Assembly (2016).

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.

Poem "Amazing Peace" by Maya Angelou

Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem
By Dr. Maya Angelou

Thunder rumbles in the mountain passes
And lightning rattles the eaves of our houses.
Flood waters await us in our avenues.

Snow falls upon snow, falls upon snow to avalanche
Over unprotected villages.
The sky slips low and grey and threatening.

We question ourselves.
What have we done to so affront nature?
We worry God.
Are you there? Are you there really?
Does the covenant you made with us still hold?

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.

International Day of Peace

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Launch of “Campaign Nonviolence,” endorsed by PPF.

Info at paceebene.org.

Georgia Peace and Justice Walk

Saturday, April 26, 2014 to Saturday, May 3, 2014

The 120-mile "Right to Peace” walk will culminate with a rally at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in Atlanta.

Presbyterians Attend Meeting in Beirut, Called by the Synod of Syria and Lebanon

About twenty Presbyterians from the U.S. attended a Consultation called by the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon, January 14-16 because the Synod churches are in a crisis situation. They asked their church partners to help them review their planned response to the needs of displaced persons inside Syria and refugees that have flooded other countries.

9 Messages on the Israeli Separation Wall

These photos were taken by Yenny Delgado, Jeri Perkins, and Matt Skolnik in January 2014 while they were members of a peaceseeking delegation to Israel and Palestine, as chronicled in Dispatches from the Holy Land.

We are humans

Apply for a PPF Peace Community Partnership Grant

Due by April 15, 2014

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