Israel/Palestine and the PC(USA)

Part of our work is to seek and encourage faithful policy regarding Israel/Palestine within the PC(USA). Below is the latest content that concerns how our Israel/Palestine work is expressed particularly within the PC(USA). You can also find many resources on the PC(USA) website.

Briefing Papers for GA Overtures: A PPF Resource for 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.

Kairos USA: Diverse Christian group releases major statement on Israel-Palestine crisis

When the "60 Minutes" audience saw the recent segment on the decline of Christianity in the Holy Land, they also saw how hard Israel works to suppress Palestinian voices.

Today, a diverse group of U.S. Christians launch their effort to amplify these voices with the introduction of Kairos USA.

Conversations at the PPF Booth

Booth # 501/503

in the Exhibit Hall at the General Assembly


“How to Speak about Gun Violence in the Church"

Rev. James Atwood
PPF National Committee Member and author of America and Its Guns: A Theological Exposé
MONDAY, JULY 2 – 2:00 to 3:00 PM

Support MRTI's Recommendation to Divest

The Israel Palestine Mission Netowrk (IPMN) has begun an online petition to commissioners of this year's General Assembly, calling on the assembly to approve the Committee on Mission Responsibility Through Investment's (MRTI) recommendation to divest from Caterpillar, Inc., Motorola Solutions and Hewlett Packard.

Sign the petition here:

IPMN Commends United Methodist Church on Boycott Vote

from IPMN

The Long Road to BDS

by Jeff DeYoe from In February 2012, from the heart of America in Ohio, the Presbytery of Scioto Valley approved an overture to go forward to the 220th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA). It asks the denomination to approve concrete actions as national policy in response to a call from Palestinian Christians in December 2009. This call came in the form of a confession of faith, entitled Kairos Palestine, A Moment of Truth: A Word of Faith and Hope from the Heart of Palestinian Suffering

Ironies Of Israeli Apartheid

by Walt Davis

Confucius, the great philosopher and social reformer of the 6th and 5th centuries BCE, set about to bring peace and harmony to China during a time of deep social unrest. One of the central principles for attaining social peace he called “The Rectification of Names.”

Peace Church Beta: What if we left Just War theory behind?

As the Pres­by­ter­ian Church (U.S.A.) begins a process of dis­cern­ment on whether to embrace non­vi­o­lence offi­cially, the Pres­by­ter­ian Peace Fel­low­ship con­venes peace­mak­ers from across the church.

by Matthew Black
from Unbound

We Pres­by­te­ri­ans know all about mir­a­cles— they hap­pen in committees.