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American Terrorism

It is time to acknowledge that Alt-right groups that proclaim white supremacy in the United States are terrorist groups. In recent years these groups have grown and since the rise and election of Trump the groups feel protected and empowered.  This President both encourages and promotes this behavior and belief system. 
 

Blessed are the People of Color

Blessed are the People of Color who dwell in the US, for theirs is God’s Cosmic Reign of Hope and Justice.
Blessed are the antiracists and peace-doers, for they shall bring forth a new world.
Blessed are those filled with rage at injustice, for they are the passion of God.

Why We Chose the Board of Pensions’ Fossil Free Investment Option

[By Laurie Fisher, Fossil Free PCUSA Steering Committee member] When we became aware that CO2 emissions are causing our planet to warm at an alarming rate, we did not want to benefit financially from this attack on God’s good creation...

Syria: Evolving Perceptions of a Tenacious Conflict

In May of 2017, I was privileged to join a group of travelers who spent ten days in Syria and Lebanon. Eleven of us traveled from the United States on a trip organized by the Syria/Lebanon Partnership Network of the PC(USA). Entitled “Mutually Encouraged by Each Other’s Faith,” the goal of the trip was “to share worship, fellowship and a mutual time of learning with PC(USA) partners in Syria and Lebanon.”

Alongside those objectives set by the organizers of the trip, my own goal arose from my belief that the conflict in Syria is one of the greatest humanitarian crises in my lifetime. I continue to wrestle with the ways in which a person like myself, committed to non-violence, can find a path through that violence-filled conflict.

This blog post reports on what I learned and my thoughts on the way forward for this painful and protracted conflict.

Opportunities and Obstacles to Peace in Colombia

Peace signed is not peace realized. That's what our partners in Colombia keep telling us over and over again, and it's what we keep relaying to you over and over again. I heard this message anew when Marta Munoz and Diego Higuita came to visit the U.S. from Colombia in May. Marta and Diego are the Moderator and the General Secretary of the Iglesia Presbiteriana de Colombia.

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