Nonviolent Witness

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Due by April 15, 2014


Ecumenical Advocacy Days

Friday, March 21, 2014 to Monday, March 24, 2014

Come to the 12th annual Ecumenical Advocacy Days and join hundreds of other Christians in "Resisting Violence, Building Peace." Guided by the image of Jesus weeping over a capital city that turned from the true way of peace (Luke 19:41-42), we will expose the violence that pervades our culture and world.

Compassion Peace and Justice Training Day

Friday, March 21, 2014

In a world where more than 45 million people worldwide are uprooted from their homes by persecution and armed conflict, deadly conflicts over natural resources are erupting around the world, and 3,000 children are killed in the US by guns each year, what is the role of the Presbyterian Church in working towards a world where all can flourish in peace and security?

Presbyterians Participate in Vigil to Close the SOA

For the 17th straight year, the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship participated in the November rally and vigil at the gates of Fort Benning to call for closing the School of Americas/WHINSEC. The weekend was filled with vibrant witness as the gathering of thousands participated in both traditional and creative new actions.

What Is the Occupation-Free Fund?

We are delighted that we have added a new “Occupation-Free” fund option within the endowment. As the endowment grows, all endowment donors will have an option to give to the general endowment fund or the Occupation-Free fund, or both, until the Israeli occupation ends.

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.”

PPF National Committee Member Honored with Peace and Justice Award

This year's recipient of the William Sloane Coffin Award for Peace and Justice at the Yale Divinity School was the Rev. Donald Beisswenger, a 1957 graduate of the divinity school, and a long time National Committee member of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship.

Malala Yousafzai on the Daily Show

The 16-year-old Pakistani activist for girls' education spoke with Jon Stewart on October 8, 2013.

Syria: A Call to Prayer and Action

"As Presbyterians enter this Season of Peace, the people of Syria are on our hearts and minds. More than two years of conflict have resulted in over 100,000 deaths, 2 million Syrians becoming refugees, and the internal displacement of as many as 5 million Syrians. The use of chemical weapons on August 21, 2013, resulted in the deaths of over 1,400 people, including hundreds of children—a move prompting the United States, along with other nations, to contemplate the use of military force."

Brothers in the Struggle: A Retreat for Activist Men

Friday, November 1, 2013 to Sunday, November 3, 2013

This weekend retreat at the Stony Point Center in Stony Point, NY (co-sponsored with Word and World) is designed for men engaged in activism or movement work (broadly defined) – an invitation to step back, connect with other men, reflect on our lives and return to our work with renewed vision and passion. Participants will also take part in a gathering of the Center and Library for Bible and Social Justice featuring Rev.