Latest on Israel/Palestine

Statement of Solidarity with Omar Barghouti

The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship joins in the public support for Omar Barghouti and affirms our solidarity with him. Omar is a Palestinian human rights defender and co-founder of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) movement.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Hebron

Christian Peacemaker Teams Board in Hebron, PalestineI attended the Christian Peacemaker Teams’ Board Meeting as the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship representative, not expecting anything life-altering, but transformation waits for no one.

Interfaith Network for Justice in Palestine Delegation to Israel and Palestine

Saturday, July 22, 2017Friday, August 4, 2017

This trip is designed to provide direct experience for a multi-religious group of U.S. participants committed to direct advocacy and nonviolent direct action for peace and justice in Palestine/Israel. Apply by January 15, 2017.

Activist Council Spring Gathering

Thursday, April 27, 2017Saturday, April 29, 2017

Since before the elections, we have been hearing from many of you that you'd like more training in nonviolent direct action (NVDA), so we've partnered with Christian Peacemaker Teams to do just that. Register now!

"This is My Church": A reflection and summary of the PPF Activist Council Fall Meeting

“This is my church,” wrote one person at the end of the PPF Activist Council Fall Meeting at Stony Point Center this past weekend where close to 50 Peace-seekers gathered. Another person posted on Facebook: “These are my people, yes they are."

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GA222: A Gospel Vision for the Church

The 222nd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) was one of the most positive church experiences I’ve had in a long time. There were moments of disappointment and frustration, as always, but I sit several days after closing worship with a sense of hope and deep gratitude for the people and the work of the PC(USA). I also sit ready to get back to work (after a brief rest, which I hope you all are taking as well), because we as PPF have a special role after this GA that could have just changed the way our denomination engages with peace and nonviolence.

Briefing Papers for GA222 Commissioners

PPF has published these brief documents that lift up key issues and analysis of overtures before the General Assembly that pertain to peacemaking and nonviolence. Please share these documents widely with commissioners and others at General Assembly. Commissioners and others can also follow #PPFGA on social media for updates.

Interview with Germán Zarate: From Colombia to Palestine

When I arrived in Colombia on April 15, Germán Zarate, the much-beloved coordinator of the Colombia Accompaniment Program in Colombia, was still traveling back to his home in Barranquilla from Palestine and Israel. I first met Germán when I was serving as an accompanier in Urabá in May 2012, and, like many accomapaniers, I was immediately drawn to his kind and friendly spirit, challenged by his astute critiques of the Church and the US government, and inspired by his lifelong work for justice and human rights in Colombia and the Church.

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