General Assembly 2016

Discovering a New Way for Peace: Discerning Fossil Fuel Divestment

Discerning a faithful path for our financial relationship to the fossil fuel industry has been a major part of my experience as a leader in the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship.  As a new leader, I relied heavily on the wisdom of my elders who built the PPF endowment to maintain the work of peacemaking for future generations.  Like all forms of divestment, there were questions about ethics, about the bottom line, and about our relationships to corporations and employees who would be affected. We took time to discern our answers to all these questions and found new ones too!

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."

Dispatch From the Executive Committee

The executive committee of PPF meets by conference call on a monthly basis. This past month a major topic of conversation was finding ways to improve communication and transparency throughout the organization.

Presbyterian Bill Coop to Receive 2016 Peaceseeker Award for Global & Local Mission

The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship will honor Rev. William Coop with the 2016 Peaceseeker Award at the Peace Breakfast on June 22 at the meeting of the PC (USA) General Assembly in Portland. Founded in 1944, the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship is a nation-wide community of Presbyterians who seek to follow the nonviolence of Jesus by working to reduce war and violence in the world. The Peaceseeker Award is its highest honor.

Progressive Presbyterians Issues Briefing Breakfast

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Time: 7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Location: First Congregational United Church of Christ
1126 SW Park Avenue (2 blocks from the SW 6th & Madison MAX station)

Sponsored by the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, Presbyterian Voices for Justice, the Israel/Palestine Mission Network, Presbyterians for Earth Care, Fossil Free PCUSA, and More Light Presbyterians.

222nd PC(USA) General Assembly

Saturday, June 18, 2016 to Saturday, June 25, 2016

2016's General Assembly will be held in Portland, OR. PPF will have a presence there as always. Please join our email list to stay informed in the lead-up to this event.

For information on PPF's witness, work, and events at the 222nd General Assembly, visit this page.