A New Revolution in Guatemala

“I think there’s going to be another revolution.” Hermano Pedro spoke these words to me, nodding slowly, as we sat at the kitchen table drinking sweet coffee and eating bread. That was in early July of this year. We were talking about Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina and the protests that were happening in the capital calling for his resignation. I had asked him what he thought would happen--would Guatemala just wait it out until the September elections or would Molina be forced to resign, just as his vice-president had done a few months earlier?

Why Carl Kabat Matters

By Eric Garbison

I went to church last Sunday morning but not how you might think.  I spent most of the time in the car chatting with our friend Carl Kabat. 

Carl is at the age where he doesn’t say much.  He’s got a few one-liners that keep us smiling. If you ask him a question, you might get, “ah hell, I don’t’ remember, huh.  I’m O-L-D, right!” 

Listening Hearts in Los Alamos

God created this earth and all the life upon it over billions of years of evolution to the point that we human beings emerged and human civilization developed. I cannot believe that it would be the will of God for us to destroy the world as we know it in a nuclear holocaust. We human beings may have the power to do it, but only God has the authority.

Historians have debated for decades whether or not it was necessary for the U.S. to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki in order to force Japan to surrender and bring an end to the Second World War. But wherever we come down on that question, surely we can agree that the United States bears more responsibility than any other nation for bringing an end to the nuclear threat. The United States has more nuclear weapons than any other nation. We invented nuclear weapons, and we are the only country to have ever used them. We led the world into the nuclear age. We have a moral responsibility to lead the world out of it.

Campaign Nonviolence Holds National Conference in Santa Fe

I was thrilled to be able to attend the Campaign Nonviolence National Conference this past weekend in Santa Fe, New Mexico. “Campaign Nonviolence is a long-term movement to mainstream nonviolence and to foster a culture of peace free from war, poverty, environmental destruction, and the epidemic of violence.” The Campaign, launched last year by Pace e Bene, has been endorsed by more than 200 organizations, including the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship. In its first year, Campaign Nonviolence inspired 240 nonviolent actions across the country during the week of September 21-27, 2014.

Beloved Community: An Open Door

PPF Co-Director Emily Brewer visits one of the intentional communities PPF supports in North Carolina.