Nuclear Weapons

Statement in Support of the Overture (09-08) on Nuclear Disarmament

At the very last minute before the upcoming GA, the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy (ACSWP) has published a comment on pc-biz on this overture that goes far beyond the role of commenting and proposes what we view as a dangerous and bizarre substitute resolution.

PPF Statement on North Korea and Charlottesville

We are called to be makers of peace even and perhaps most especially in a world of hatred and violence, bombastic rhetoric, and overwhelming vitriol. As followers of the One we call Christ, we know and believe that justice cannot be created through violence and domination but through courageous acts of love.

Listening Hearts in Los Alamos

God created this earth and all the life upon it over billions of years of evolution to the point that we human beings emerged and human civilization developed. I cannot believe that it would be the will of God for us to destroy the world as we know it in a nuclear holocaust. We human beings may have the power to do it, but only God has the authority.

Historians have debated for decades whether or not it was necessary for the U.S. to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki in order to force Japan to surrender and bring an end to the Second World War. But wherever we come down on that question, surely we can agree that the United States bears more responsibility than any other nation for bringing an end to the nuclear threat. The United States has more nuclear weapons than any other nation. We invented nuclear weapons, and we are the only country to have ever used them. We led the world into the nuclear age. We have a moral responsibility to lead the world out of it.

Campaign Nonviolence Holds National Conference in Santa Fe

I was thrilled to be able to attend the Campaign Nonviolence National Conference this past weekend in Santa Fe, New Mexico. “Campaign Nonviolence is a long-term movement to mainstream nonviolence and to foster a culture of peace free from war, poverty, environmental destruction, and the epidemic of violence.” The Campaign, launched last year by Pace e Bene, has been endorsed by more than 200 organizations, including the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship. In its first year, Campaign Nonviolence inspired 240 nonviolent actions across the country during the week of September 21-27, 2014.

Message to the Peacemakers of the Future

When I was treasurer of PPF during the ‘70’s and ‘80’s we had a shoestring budget and a narrow focus of support for a narrow Peace agenda. I’m pleased and excited to be a continuing part of a Peace Fellowship today that is pressing forward for a more comprehensive vision of Peace and Justice today. I’m glad to work alongside the emerging leadership of our organization as they motivate us to even more participation in the agenda for a Just and Peaceful future.

Tax Dollars at War

Live Video Streaming from International Ecumenical Peace Convention

The World Council of Churches (WCC) will be web streaming the plenary sessions and special events of the upcoming International Ecumenical Peace Convocation (IEPC). The video streams will be live from the Mona campus of the University of West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica, where the convocation is being held, beginning Wednesday 18 May.


Senate approves nuclear arms pact

From CNN

The Senate voted Wednesday to approve the new nuclear arms control treaty with Russia -- a major foreign policy victory for the Obama administration near the end of the lame-duck session of Congress.

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