Delegations

Presbyterian Delegation Unanimously Supports MRTI Call to Divest from Caterpillar, Motorola Solutions and Hewlett Packard

Twenty-eight Presbyterians - artists, musicians, students, church leaders and activists - spent twelve days in January traveling in the Holy Lands and meeting with nonviolent activists from Israel and Palestine. Omar Barghouti, a leader in the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement, called on the Presbyterian Church to divest itself of stock in companies that support or benefit from the Occupation “What we are asking for is hardly heroic,” Barghouti said. “We just want your church to stop investing in our oppression.”

Week One for Our Delegation in the Holy Land

Our delegation currently in Israel and Palestine continue to post multiple updates every day on their blog, Dispatches from the Holy Land. Thank you to all who have spread the word, leading to over 5,000 views of the blog in just one week.

First Thoughts from our Delegation on the Ground

On January 5, twenty-eight people left Newark on a delegation bound for Israel and Palestine, co-sponsored by Presbyterian Peace Fellowship (PPF) and Interfaith Peace-Builders (IFPB). Many are young adults, many are pastors, and all are peaceseekers. The goal is to give them the opportunity to witness the Middle East first-hand and listen to the people on the ground as they seek to live in peace in this complex part of the world.

Dispatches from the Holy Land

PPF has gathered a group of peaceseekers, mostly young adults, who are serving on a two-week delegation trip to Israel and Palestine this month. This blog allows us to follow their journey daily.

Honduras: Observing a Stolen Election?

I found myself – along with 2012 Colombia accompanier Vimary Couvertier-Cruz – representing PPF as part of the largest group of election observers in Honduras: 166 of us, gathered up by the Honduras Solidarity Network. We were in for a Colombia “déjà vu.”

CPT Borderlands Delegation

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 to Friday, February 28, 2014

From our friends at Christian Peacemaker Teams

Witness the impact of immigration enforcement in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands where foreign policy masquerades as domestic, where life and death decisions are foist upon our neighbors, relatives and friends, placing them in vulnerable and volatile situations. 182 bodies were recovered in the Tucson Sector of the border alone this last fiscal year.

CPT Delegation to Sovereign Elsipogtog First Nation

Friday, September 27, 2013 to Monday, October 7, 2013

A call to join an Aboriginal Justice delegations from our friends at Christian Peacemaker Teams

Rick Ufford-Chase A Guest on God Complex Radio

Rick Ufford-ChasePPF Executive Director recently had the opportunity to discuss our approach to nonviolence in relation to immigration, Israel/Palestine, and other issues on God Complex Radio with Carol Howard Merritt and Derrick Weston.

Click here to listen in to the full episode.

Colombia Accompaniment Training

Thursday, March 13, 2014 to Monday, March 17, 2014

Stony Point Center, Stony Point, NY

This event is for those discerning whether to serve as nonviolent accompaniers through the Colombia Accompaniment Program. As a group, living and eating and praying together “on retreat” at the Allison House just off the main Stony Point campus, we carry out an intensive study of human-displacement by violence in Colombia, and of links to US foreign policy.

Action Alert: Denounce Murder in El Tamarindo, Colombia

Late last week we received an urgent communication from the Rev. Jairo Barriga of the Presbytery of the North Coast in Colombia concerning the murder on April 12, 2013, of a young man, Narciso Enrique Teherán Mejia. His murder followed a series of death threats and paramilitary operations in an area called El Tamarindo in the municipality of Galapa, near the city of Barranquilla. Please read the background, and then take the action described below.

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