Peace and justice activists from across the country are invited to gather at Stony Point Center (Stony Point, NY) for the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship's Convocation of Peacemakers to explore "The Art of Waging Peace" through plenary presentations, small group discussions, workshops, Open Space conversations, powerful preaching, and inspiring worship.
The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship expresses joy and gratitude with Presbyterians across the country tonight as a majority of presbyteries have voted in favor of an amendment to the Book of Order concerning how we do marriage in the Presbyterian Church (USA). The new section to be added to our Directory for Worship says that “Marriage involves a unique commitment between two people, traditionally a man and a woman.” That two people commit themselves to living together for the rest of their lives is peacemaking up close and personal. And marriage gives hope that human beings can learn to live together.
Just like the US government, the PC(USA) has supported peace in the Middle East by periodically making statements supporting the peace process. But talk is cheap, whether it is the US government speaking or the church. The church needs to hear from its constituents. That means you. The PC(USA) Office of Public Witness is collecting signatures of individuals, churches and other entities who pledge to support this boycott. Please sign.
The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship has named Evelyn Chumbow and Jill Bolander-Cohen as joint recipients of the 2015 Peaceseeker Award. These two Presbyterian women have made significant contributions to the struggle against human trafficking.
The Presbyterian church has a long engagement with issues of war and peace. Many Presbyterians have been powerful spokespersons for an understanding of their faith that committed them to a complete rejection of war and military force as a way of resolving conflicts.