Earth & Climate

Briefing Papers for GA222 Commissioners

PPF has published these brief documents that lift up key issues and analysis of overtures before the General Assembly that pertain to peacemaking and nonviolence. Please share these documents widely with commissioners and others at General Assembly. Commissioners and others can also follow #PPFGA on social media for updates.

The Oil Companies May Be the End of Us







“We survived the Ottomans; then we survived the British; then we survived Saddam Hussein. After all that we’re still here, but the oil companies may be the end of us.”

We Have Not Forgotten You

"We neither manufactured these weapons, nor feel proud exhibiting it. In fact, these were used by those who threatened our existence. We also admit that these very weapons helped us achieve our freedom."

A Month of Creation Justice

The weather is finally beginning to feel fall-like here in New York, a not-so-subtle reminder of the reality of climate change in our world as we prepare to mark the three-year anniversary of Sandy in just ten days. This has also been a theme over the past month in my work with the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship.

Press Release: Presbyterian Peace Fellowship Divests from Fossil Fuel Corporations

On the International Day of Peace, September 21, 2015, and on the eve of the visit of Pope Francis to the United States, the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship announces a vote to divest its endowment of fossil fuel extraction investments.

Investing for Life: Fossil Fuels are Not Healthy for Children and Other Living Things

For us as a peacemaking organization, turning away from fossil fuels is a peacemaking issue. For us, to follow Christ means to refrain from profiting from investments that we believe will lead to the rawest forms of human violence for survival.

Climate & Conflict Case Study: Peru

Around the world, people experience violence over natural resources, sometimes dying for the very land and water that gives them life. As climate change grows, conflict grows. We will fight for land, food, resources, water and breathable air.

“Ethical Earth Care: Keeping Creation Sacred” Conference

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 to Saturday, October 19, 2013

Presbyterians for Earth Care's Conference, "Ethical Earth Care: Keeping Creation Sacred," is October 16-19 at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.