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Peacemaking actions provide diverse witness

SAN JOSE, June 24, 2008 — The members of the Committee on Peacemaking and International Issues repeatedly sought and affirmed information and overtures from many different voices regarding the difficult subjects of Israel and Palestine, and the work of the Mission Responsibility Through Investment (MRTI) committee during Tuesday’s business, which ran late into the night.

The overtures approved for General Assembly consideration by the committee are complicated and contradictory.

Committee has soul-searching discussion of war in Iraq

by Shane Whisler
Presbyterian News Service

SAN JOSE, June 23, 2008 — The General Assembly Peacemaking and International Issues Committee quickly and unanimously voted on its first two overtures, then approved two others before settling into thorough and soul-searching hearings and discussion for hours on overtures related to the war in Iraq.

Items approved are listed at the end of this article.

Eyes Wide Open – Iraq War Boots Exhibit - San Jose Circle of Palms, Sunday, June 22

On Sunday, June 22, in conjunction with the meeting of the 218th General Assembly of the PC(USA), the Presbytery of San Jose Peace & Justice Task Force, the Council of Churches of Santa Clara County and members of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship are sponsoring .Eyes Wide Open, the widely acclaimed exhibition on the human cost of war. The exhibit is within walking distance of the General Assembly meeting location.

Palestinian Nonviolence Expert Mubarak Awad to Address June 25 Peace Breakfast

Jonathan Kuttab Unable to Attend General Assembly of PC (USA)

San Jose, CA—Mubarak Awad, world authority on the promotion of nonviolence in Palestine and in the Arab world, will address the June 25 Peace Breakfast, sponsored by the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship at the meeting of the 218th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) in San Jose, CA. He has been described by Palestinians as the “Gandhi of the Middle East.” (Jerusalem Post)

Analysis: Israel/Palestine Overtures

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Analysis: Iraq War Overtures

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Israel/Palestine Overtures

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Iraq War Overtures

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Forty-Two Peacemakers Arrested in DC

by Matt Black

Peacemaking is not a fair weather activity.

Last year, at the first Christian Peace Witness for Iraq, I was one of the 222 who were arrested in front of the White House. We had moved through snow throughout the day and struggled in the bitter cold late in the evening until we were arrested.

This year, it was the rain.

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