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Presbyterians and Pacifism

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.

Mercy Junction Justice and Peace Center opens

Something new started in Chattanooga on Jan. 1, and the goal of that something new is simple.

The goal is to change the world.

The Mercy Junction Justice and Peace Center at St. Andrews is devoted to supporting and building a movement of equality for all people and freedom for all of creation. At the center, the aim is to create a microcosm of the world as it should be while advancing social justice in the city and across the South.

Mercy Junction is a three-year-old worshiping community, founded by the Rev. Brian JPC StaffMerritt and the Presbytery of East Tennessee. The primary mission of the center is to provide infrastructure and support to those organizations and individuals who are actively engaged in social justice struggles, and to educate and empower both people of faith and secular organizations who are looking for meaningful ways to engage in the work of creating a more just world.

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr: A Sermon

Rev. Roger Scott Powers shares his sermon on racial inequity in today's United States.

New Member of the Alianza2638! Nuevo miembro de la Alianza2638!

Alianza2638 tiene un nuevo miembro! Ed es nativo de Chicago. Él enseña educación física a l@s estudiantes de la Academia de Liderazgo del Pueblo.  Él le gusta comer sano (des cuenta a la mezcla de frutos secos) y está acostumbrado al nieve y frio de Chicago. Está animando a l@s demas de la Alianza2638 para disfrutarlo y no resentirse delo!

SodaStream Leaves West Bank: A Success for BDS

In late October home carbonation machine manufacturer SodaStream announced the decision to close its West Bank factory in an illegal Jewish settlement. SodaStream has been a major focus of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) movement to pressure Israel to end the occupation and oppression of Palestinians. A company spokesperson said the decision was based on business reasons unrelated to the boycott. The evidence indicates otherwise: At the time of the announcement, stock prices had fallen 58% and profits 42% in 2014. Macy’s dropped the product and high-profile investor George Soros sold his stake in the company.

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