Nonviolent Witness

Preaching after Nakba Day

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, the Catastrophe, when Israel occupied Palestine in 1948 displacing at least 750,000 Palestinians from their homes. Yesterday also marks the move of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and the deadliest day in Gaza since the War on Gaza in 2014.

Where Is Resurrection This Week?

In this fifth week of Easter, I am reminded that resurrection--and hope--does not always come easy. From the lectionary texts for this Sunday to the current events of the last week, there are signs of resurrection and hope yet we must look into the despair and death in the world to find them sprouting up.

What's NEXT? - This is a crucial moment for people of faith to take action to prevent gun violence

The NEXT Church Conference in Baltimore was three days full of creative worship, inspiring ministries, and faithful people who want to see the Church thrive and grow into who we are called to be in the 21st Century.

Members of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship Activist Council were there leading workshops, learning, meeting other engaged Presbyterians, and talking about how PPF is actively living out the Church’s call to be hopeful and creative peacemakers in an often-violent world.

A Vigil for Peace at the U.S. Embassy

As we arrived in front of the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, a few hundred Hondurans were already there candles and signs ready. We walked from the Loyola Center and Radio Progreso offices where many of us would be sleeping the night on the floor. Cardinal Rodriguez had prohibited churches and Catholic institutions from participating from the vigil for peace in front of the embassy that night. He further gave orders prohibiting Catholic retreat centers from receiving delegation members as guests.

Come and Accompany

Msr. Romero’s name among the other many victims’ names commemorated on a remembrance wall for all those who lost their lives in the Salvadoran conflict.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call to People of Faith to Stand Against White Supremacy in Tennessee

We invite you to join us in putting your bodies on the line to proclaim that God rejects white supremacy. Stand with us on the weekend of Oct. 27-28 in Tennessee to confront white supremacy with interfaith prayer and song. This is a call for partnership in direct, nonviolent action on a crucial day for our state and in a critical moment for our country. We need your prayerful presence.

Ecumenical Advocacy Days

Friday, April 20, 2018 to Monday, April 23, 2018

Join us in Washington for “A World Uprooted: Responding to Migrants, Refugees and Displaced People.” As we witness historically high levels of migration, we also find that racism, sexism, Islamophobia, xenophobia and other forms of discrimination are also on the rise in our communities and used for political gain. At the root of this global upheaval and migration are the push factors of violent conflict, climate change, and corruption which often intersect with one another.

Visit advocacydays.org for all details.

Anger & Nonviolence: A Sermon on September 11

This sermon was preached by Rev. Shannan Vance-Ocampo on Sunday September 11, 2016 at the Northville United Presbyterian Church on Jeremiah 4: 11-28

 

I do not like today.  I do not like September 11th.  

That day brings too many memories to my mind.  

Bad memories, sad memories.

Repentance and Action in the Wake of Charlottesville

As thousands of clergy and other religious leaders gathered in cities across the United States yesterday to stand against white supremacy, many PPF Activist Council members were among them. We were there because we know that white supremacy is violence. We were there because since our creation over 70 years ago, we have opposed all war, and white supremacy has been waging war on Black people in the United States and globally.

Five Risks Presbyterians Must Take for Peace

Five RisksFive Risks Presbyterians Must Take for Peace: Renewing the Commitment to Peacemaking in the PC(USA)

By Christian Iosso

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