Colombia Accompanier Report: Saving the Church

There are two stories about an iglesia in the Humanitarian Zone. Maybe elements of both stories are true. When the plantation masters were departing, they tore down all the buildings. One story says that the women took up machetes and sticks and stood around the iglesia (where gas was already spread on the ground) and said, “You will need to kill us in order to burn this iglesia.” The other story says that the women gathered inside the iglesia and shouted out, “You must kill us to burn this iglesia.” So the presence of this building is an important statement for the community.

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis and Rev. Dr. William Barber to Receive 2018 Peaceseeker Award

The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship will honor Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis and Rev. Dr. William Barber with the 2018 Peaceseeker Award at the Peace Breakfast on June 20 at the meeting of the Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly in St. Louis. 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.

Presbyterians And Allies To Walk 260 Miles to PC(USA) General Assembly to Ask for Church Divestment from Fossil Fuels

Participants in the PCUSA Walk for A Fossil Free World will travel by foot from Louisville, Kentucky, the headquarters of the Presbyterian Church (USA), to St. Louis, Missouri, the location of the PC(USA)’s 223rd General Assembly. The journey of 260 miles will take from June 1 to 16, 2018.

Banned for Nonviolent Resistance: Israel's Un-Democratic Move

Over the weekend, Israel announced that they had a list of 20 organizations whose members are banned from entering the country. The organizations all have one thing in common: they support the use of boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) as a nonviolent way to resist the occupation and hold Israel accountable for its violations of international law.

PPF and PCUSA Condemn Hernán Bedoya Assassination and Call for Action

On Friday, December 8th, community leader Hernán Bedoya from the collective territory of Pedeguita and Mancilla was assassinated. Presbyterian Peace Fellowship and the Presbyterian Church (USA) are very alarmed at the enormous risk and danger that community leaders in Colombia are facing when working for justice and peace implementation in their communities.