Nonviolent Witness

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

The Substance and Evidence of our Faith after Charlottesville

I’ve told about my experiences in Charlottesville this past weekend over and over in the last couple days — on social media, in videos, and to reporters, family members, friends, and others in my community. That is one of the reasons I went, to bear witness to what would happen there; and, I am grateful to each person who gave me the opportunity to fulfill that reason by letting me tell them the stories. But, when I sat down to write this reflection, I started at least a dozen times. What else did I have left to say?

Reflections from the True Colors Conference

The 24 year old True Colors annual conference took place on March 17 and 18 and the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT.  It was wonderful to be among 2,000 LGBTQ high school and college youths from across Connecticut and the region in a place that was welcoming, affirming and joyous.  My spirit was renewed by the gift of their energy and zeal.  I was moved by the stories of the kids as they struggled to find a place of welcome in the world and their parents as many of them struggled to do the right thing at the right time for them.

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