The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship is pleased to announce that the Reverend Gene LeFebvre is the 2016 recipient of the Anne Barstow and Tom Driver Award for Excellence in Nonviolent Direct Action in Retirement. A dinner and program will be held in celebration of Gene on October 9 at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church in Tucson, AZ at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are available online.
The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship extends its gratitude and thanks for the long ministry of the Rev. Hunter Farrell, Director of World Mission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). We are saddened to see Hunter go after such a long and successful tenure at World Mission that has spanned three decades, even as we celebrate his ministry among us which has been filled with the richness of God’s blessings.
The farmers told us that it was a regular day. They had waked up early to work, to do their regular stuff. But just like that, members of the paramilitary killed three men of their community of La Alemania. At the beginning the farmers were confused. However, they did know one thing: they needed to flee. If they stayed, they could be killed next.
The more time I've spent in countries like Colombia, the more it is clear to me that I arrive under the tent that someone else has built. To understand this analogy, one need only turn to the story and its history.
On Wednesday August 24, 2016 it was announced from the nearly four-year negotiations in Cuba that the Colombian government and the largest guerilla group, the FARC, have reached a negotiated peace settlement. The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship celebrates and applauds this important and historic agreement for the hope it represents.