Afghanistan

First Monday Service At The New Haven, CT War Memorial

On the first Monday of each month, a dedicated group of peace seekers gathers at the War Memorial in New Haven, CT to remember and to mourn the dead in the continuing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.  Each month we add a stone to a growing cairn.  One of our members placed a sprig of sage he collected on a recent witness at Standing Rock.

Remembering the Dead In The Continuing Wars in Iraq and Afganistan

This is the reflection we lead at the New Haven, Connecticut War Memorial.  At the end of the reflection a stone is place on a memorial cairn with the number of the dead in the Iraq and Afgan warsm for the previous month.

We are here this evening to remember, to morn and to seek forgiveness for the wars undertaken in our name.  We are here to reinforce our resolve as we continue the hard work of building peace.

From Iraq: wars and casualties, 14 years on

By Lily Hamourtziadou – March 16, 2016 (Iraq Body Count)

The War in Afghanistan

by Tom F. Driver

On Aug 21, 2012, The New York Times published the faces of all 2,000 U.S. American service members who have been killed while fighting the war in Afghanistan. Shockingly, some of these were shot by supposed allies. Since the beginning of this year, at least 40 NATO service members, most of them American, have been killed by active members of the Afghan forces or by attackers dressed in their uniforms.

Tax Dollars at War

Letter to President Obama on Afghanistan

The following open letter to President Obama is signed by over 30 diverse religious organizations, including Rev. Gradye Parsons of the PC(USA) and Rick Ufford-Chase of PPF.

PC(USA) Resources related to issues raised by the death of Osama Bin Laden

The Presbyterian Peacemaking Program published this post with a wealth of resources pastors and congregations can access for prayer, study, discussion, and reflection in the wake of the death of Osama Bin Laden.

http://presbyterian.typepad.com/peacemaking/2011/05/discussing-and-prayi...

PPF response to the death of Osama bin Laden

On this day, reflecting on the death of Osama bin Laden during a U.S. military operation in Pakistan, we turn to Paul’s Letter to the Church in Rome . . .

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave room for the wrath of God; for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” No, “if your enemies are hungry, feed them; if they are thirsty, give them something to drink; for by doing this you will heap burning coals on their heads." Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:19-21)

Ecumenical Advocacy Days

Training Day: March 25th. Special training for Presbyterians:
Compassion Peace and Justice: Church Models that Work

Location: New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC

Honor the Consciences of Our Veterans

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