Nonviolent Witness

The Terrible Shepherd

Rev. Aric Clark sings a Billy Joel song and connects it to the nonviolent way of Jesus.

"Love in Action" (following the death of Freddie Gray)

The African-American activist and public intellectual, Cornel West, says that “justice is what love looks like in public.” For me, last week, putting love into action looked like joining in a nonviolent march for justice for Freddie Gray. We were black and white, young and old, Christians, Jews, and Muslims – all marching together.

Two New Foundational PPF Documents Released

During Holy Week 2015, the National Committee of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship confirmed and released two new foundational documents for our work together and testimony with the world. On the day Jesus was put to death we once again affirm our stance against war. We chose "to embrace gospel nonviolence as the only stance consistent with Christian discipleship. We invite all persons of good will, and especially followers of Jesus, to work with us in projects aimed at building peace."

Statement on the Approval of Amendment 14-F on Marriage

The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship expresses joy and gratitude with Presbyterians across the country tonight as a majority of presbyteries have voted in favor of an amendment to the Book of Order concerning how we do marriage in the Presbyterian Church (USA). The new section to be added to our Directory for Worship says that “Marriage involves a unique commitment between two people, traditionally a man and a woman.” That two people commit themselves to living together for the rest of their lives is peacemaking up close and personal. And marriage gives hope that human beings can learn to live together.

The Power of a Committed, Morally Sound Minority

A powerful speech by Martin Luther King reminds us of the ways in which a committed, morally sound minority can change the course of history.

Whipping Wall Street

Rev. Aric Clark looks at the story of Jesus cleansing the Temple courtyard of the money-changers and considers how it relates to contemporary protest movements.

Message to the Peacemakers of the Future

When I was treasurer of PPF during the ‘70’s and ‘80’s we had a shoestring budget and a narrow focus of support for a narrow Peace agenda. I’m pleased and excited to be a continuing part of a Peace Fellowship today that is pressing forward for a more comprehensive vision of Peace and Justice today. I’m glad to work alongside the emerging leadership of our organization as they motivate us to even more participation in the agenda for a Just and Peaceful future.

Ecumenical Advocacy Days

Friday, April 17, 2015 to Monday, April 20, 2015

The theme is Breaking the Chains: Mass Incarceration and Systems of Exploitation.

Join over 1,000 Christian advocates in Washington, D.C. in building a movement to shake the foundations of systems of human exploitation (Acts 16:16-40), including a prison-industrial system that incarcerates millions of people in the U.S. and abroad. A world that incarcerates so many and allows some to profit from the exploitation of slave, trafficked and forced labor remains far from the "beloved community" which we are all called to seek.

Mercy Junction publishes November issue of Holy Heretic: Peace on Earth and Peace on the Table

Mercy Junction's November issue of Holy Heretic zine has just been mailed and the electronic version of the 40-page "radical devotional" posted online.

Four people arrested in police brutality protest co-hosted by Mercy Junction

Four people have been arrested in a police brutality protest co-hosted by Mercy Junction. The protest, organized by Concerned Citizens for Justice, was part of the Oct. 22 National Day of Action Against Police Brutality.