SOA Vigil 2015

For 25 years, the SOA Watch has been a consistent and powerful movement calling for a close of the School of the Americas and an end to the training of Latin American soldiers by the US Army. They organize around a common vision of an end to militarism and empire by focusing specifically on closing the School of the Americas through nonviolence.

Chereth Brook at SOA 2015

Recipients of 2015 Peaceseeker Award Announced

The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship has named Evelyn Chumbow and Jill Bolander-Cohen as joint recipients of the 2015 Peaceseeker Award. These two Presbyterian women have made significant contributions to the struggle against human trafficking.

Welcoming Immigrants: Strangers and Friends

The Rev. Kelly Allen, chair of the Mission Presbytery (South Texas) Immigration Task Force, talked of how churches in Texas are cooperating with other local agencies to respond to the surge of children and families fleeing violence in Central America, and the Rev. Linda Eastwood, a PPF National Committee member who worships with a New Sanctuary Movement congregation in Chicago, told stories and shared ways for congregations around the country to advocate for immigration reform and to protect immigrants facing deportation.

Churches Denounce Refugee Detention and Create Bond Fund

A diverse group of congregational leaders held a press conference on October 23 in front of Immigration Courts in San Antonio to denounce the federal government's policy of labeling young refugee women and children as "threats to national security" and to announce the creation of a Bond Fund to help release families from detention.

Voices from the Border and Beyond: PC(USA) Travel Study Seminar to US/Mexico Border & Central America

Friday, January 23, 2015 to Sunday, February 1, 2015

Presbyterian World Mission, together with partners on the US/Mexico border and in Central America, is offering a Travel Study Seminar for Presbyterians who want to understand the context and respond to the needs of the thousands of Central American children who are crossing the border.

The trip will include visits with a Presbyterian Border Region Outreach (PBRO) ministry site as well as visits with ecumenical partners in Guatemala and El Salvador.

Faith Letter on Central American Migration Crisis

The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship has signed on to an important letter addressed to members of the U.S. government. This is a critical moment as both the Senate and the House of Representatives look to repeal key provisions in the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, which guarantees some level of due process for the unaccompanied minors from Central American countries. Without this law, these children would be immediately be sent back to often life-threatening violence.

PPF Twitter Chat on Peacemaking Issues at GA

Read the archive of the June 11, 2014 Twitter chat where tweeters discussed issues from divestment to marriage equality.

PPF Announces Seven Peace Communities

As the PPF works to strengthen our witness to Jesus Christ in the PC(USA), we begin a new and exciting partnership with seven intentional peace communities. Because there are many ways across the church to live in Christian community outside of traditional congregational life, we desire to connect with and support intentional peace communities involved in inspiring peace work across the country.

Presbyterians on the Frontier: A Story of Presbyterian Border Ministry 1984 to 2014

Published in time of the 30th anniversary of Presbyterian Border Ministry. Written by Parrish Jones, PPF National Commitee Member.

Presbyterians on the Frontier is the culmination of four years research, site visits, and interviews seeking to capture the stories of those who have served in Presbyterian Border Ministry.

Rick Ufford-Chase Commemorates 10th Anniversary of Humanitarian Organization

Rick Ufford-Chase, PPF's Executive Director, spoke at the service honoring the 10th anniversary of the organization No More Deaths on April 27 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson. No More Deaths is a group of people of conscience and faith that assert the right to provide humanitarian aid to migrants.