Following Jesus Means Resisting the Trans Pacific Partnership

The Trans Pacific Partnership is a global Free Trade Agreement being negotiated between the United States and 11 other nations that will lead to greater exploitation of global marginalized communities, a dismantling of national autonomy, and the unchecked destruction of the environment. To seek the Kingdom of God on earth, we must turn away from this institutional sin and follow Jesus in the ways of peacemaking.

Colombia Delegation Report

In February, a small and committed group of PPFers went to Colombia to celebrate ten years of our partnership with the IPC and to discern how we can best continue the important work of accompaniment that has been a vital part of our work together. Without trying to rehearse the entire trip, I can tell you that we spent time in each of the three Presbyteries. In each one, there was agreement that the accompaniment work has been important, and that it remains important as we look to the future. Each Presbytery has a different approach – in some ways even a different theology of accompaniment.

#HolyWeekOfAction ends in silent resolve for uninsured

It is Good Friday.

It is the first day of Passover.

Today, we were silent.

Today we marched in silence.

Today we stood in silence outside our senator’s office.

The Power of a Committed, Morally Sound Minority

A powerful speech by Martin Luther King reminds us of the ways in which a committed, morally sound minority can change the course of history.

What Would Doug Gissendaner Say?

The author of this article is Kara Tragesser, building manager at Mercy Junction Justice and Peace Center and the organizer of the Struggle Sisters.

I am consumed with thoughts of my friend, Kelly.

Kelly is a woman who participated in a horrible crime. But I never knew the person who was capable of being complicit in such a heinous act.