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War's Corruption of Christianity

This article by Gary G. Kohls provides a brief summary of Christianity's journey from nonviolence to Just War.

http://consortiumnews.com/2011/032111a.html

International Center on Nonviolent Conflict

Based in Washington, DC, this is the group that put together the PBS series "A Force More Powerful." They also have a computer simulation game on nonviolent struggle. And they offer a free news digest on nonviolent conflict that you can sign up for and have delivered to your email inbox each week.

http://www.nonviolent-conflict.org/

Preaching Peace, Living Nonviolence: Resources for Worship, Study and Action

Preaching Peace, Living Nonviolence:
Resources for Worship, Study and Action

This article from Bruce Gillette offers a wealth of current resources for pastors and congregations on the proclamation and study of nonviolence.

Click here to download (doc)

Nonviolence – Jesus’ Third Way (sermon)

Nonviolence – Jesus’ Third Way

A sermon delivered by the Rev. Roger Scott Powers
at Light Street Presbyterian Church in Baltimore,
on Sunday, February 20, 2011.

Matthew 5:38-48

The Hidden Life of Guns

A powerful three-day spread beginning a series on straw purchasing and all of the economic and political interests that fuel this immoral death-dealing practice. It is some of the most brilliant and courageous investigative reporting since Woodward & Bernstein. There are several articles and videos and interactive information sites on how guns move from gun stores into the illegal market, oftentimes very quickly, in Maryland and Virginia.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/nation/guns/

Overture on Iraq - Final Version

Final text of the overture on Iraq, approved by the 219th General Assembly (2010) by a vote of 525-80-8

RECOMMENDATION
The Presbytery of Providence respectfully overtures the 219th General Assembly (2010) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to:

  1. Pray for

Nonviolence Discernment Overture - Final Version

PPF was instrumental in crafting an overture to the 219th General Assembly (from National Capital Presbytery) calling the church to a time of discernment "to Seek Clarity on Whether God Is Calling the Church to Embrace Nonviolence as Its Response to War and Terror." The overture was strengthened in committee and combined with an overture from Pittsburgh Presbytery, On Strengthening the Peacemaking Program." The final text of the overture, which was approved by unanimous vote in committee and by consensus by the GA, is below:

The Sermon on the Mount: A Service of Lessons and Songs

The Sermon on the Mount: A Service of Lessons and Songs is patterned after the Service of Lessons and Carols for Christmas with this new service based on Jesus' teachings in Matthew 5-7. Christians can hear the entire Sermon on the Mount read in parts in this new worship service with the readings followed by stanzas of four new hymns by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette (to well known hymn tunes) based on each part of Jesus' teachings.

Resurrection Living-Journeying with the nonviolent Christ

edited by PPFers Roger Powers and Sarah Henken

Resurrection Living-Journeying with the nonviolent Christ is a journal resource designed to help individuals explore the theology and ethics of nonviolence and ways to practice it in their daily lives.

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