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The Peacemakers of the Future are Here

Briefly interviews Sarah Prager, PPF's new Web Content Manager, 26, who lives in the Washington D.C. area and comes to PPF with a history of activism in LGBT work for equality and Palestine-Israel reconciliation work.

BDS Victory at TIAA-CREF

The boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement that has been protesting the Israeli occupation of Palestine took another step forward this month when the giant retirement fund giant TIAA-CREF announced it was divesting $9 million from SodaStream, an Israeli company that makes its carbonation machines in the occupied West Bank. Read the rest of the article here.

EU Takes Tougher Stance on Israeli Settlements

The European Union will no longer be party to any economic, social or academic arrangement with an Israeli institution that operates beyond the pre-1967 borders, which includes Judea and Samaria, east Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. For more information, see the Guardian article.

Deadline to Apply for AFSC Internship

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Internship Opportunity Announcement from our Friends

The Middle East Program of the AFSC (American Friends Service Committee) is looking for interns to support Palestine solidarity campaigns, economic activism and prisoner solidarity projects. Part- to full-time internships available until the end of September, with a possible continuation to a full year internship.

The work will take place at the AFSC San Francisco office. Available stipend is $12 an hour, up to $1200 a month. 

Divestment News from End the Occupation

United Methodist annual (regional) conferences in New England, Minnesota, Pacific Northwest and Upper New York voted this month to divest from companies involved with Israel's occupation of Palestinian land including Caterpillar, Motorola Solutions, Hewlett Packard, and General Electric. This brings the total to nine regional bodies representing thousands of churches nationwide!

PCUSA Office of Public Witness Calls for Just Resolution to the Israel-Palestine Conflict

Although the media tends to focus on violent incidents in Israel and Palestine, nonviolent actions for peacemaking occur daily with little fanfare. As people of faith, it is our duty to help raise the voices of both Israeli and Palestinian peacemakers against the ongoing acts of horrific violence and terror. Urge your members of Congress to seek a true resolution to the conflict, not just a swift action that will perpetuate the suffering of our sisters and brothers in the middle east.

Rick Ufford-Chase A Guest on God Complex Radio

Rick Ufford-ChasePPF Executive Director recently had the opportunity to discuss our approach to nonviolence in relation to immigration, Israel/Palestine, and other issues on God Complex Radio with Carol Howard Merritt and Derrick Weston.

Click here to listen in to the full episode.

Application Deadline for Middle East Witness Delegation

Saturday, June 1, 2013
The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship has closed its search for people to participate in a delegation to Palestine and Israel in January 2014.  We will be reading every application and responding to each person.


January 2014 Middle East Witness Delegation

The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship is seeking passionate young adults with a commitment to justice and peacemaking to participate in a delegation to Palestine and Israel in January 2014. For more information email

IPMN Boycott 101 Packet Now Available

Please visit the IPMN (Israel-Palestine Mission Network) website for all new materials on how to implement the 2012 General Assembly mandated boycott of all Israeli products from settlements on Palestinian Territory.