Nonviolent Witness

Rick Ufford-Chase Speaking at Monmouth College

Sunday, October 6, 2013 to Monday, October 7, 2013

The Lux Center for Church & Religious Leadership at Monmouth College invites you to focus on peace.

Come hear Rick Ufford-Chase, PPF Executive Director, at the following public events:

Sunday,October 6
10:30 a.m. –WorldCommunion /Peacemaking Worship Service at Faith United Presbyterian Church in Monmouth, Illinois. Ufford-Chase preaching.

7:00 p.m. – Public Lecture by Rick Ufford-Chase: “Peacemaking in the 21st Century”
Morgan Room of Poling Hall at Monmouth College. A reception will follow.

Update on Syria - A Webinar from Presbyterian World Mission

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

1:00-2:00 PM Eastern time

A webinar to hear from global partners and colleagues from Syria, Presbyterian World Mission staff, and Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk for the Presbyterian Church (USA). 

Register here.

Crisis in Syria and the U.S: An Op-Ed by Len Bjorkman

PPF can join the numerous faith-based groups and others calling for non-military action in this escalating conflict in Syria. For us as Presbyterians, we especially call attention to the August 30 statements by the General Assembly Stated Clerk and the Office of Public Witness.

Interview with J. Barrie Shepherd, PPF Endowment Campaign Honorary Co-Chair

Originally from Scotland, Barrie Shepherd is a pastor, writer, poet and peacemaker. Pastor Emeritus of the First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York, he has written 15 books, most recently "Faces by the Wayside" (Cascade Books) and "Between Mirage and Miracle" (Wipf and Stock). Read our interview with him.

CPT Delegation to Sovereign Elsipogtog First Nation

Friday, September 27, 2013 to Monday, October 7, 2013

A call to join an Aboriginal Justice delegations from our friends at Christian Peacemaker Teams

Remembering Meta Ukena

Meta Ukena, a long-time member and former moderator of PPF, passed away on July 19, 2013 at the age of 88. Here, National Committee Members share memories of Meta.

The Peacemakers of the Future are Here

Briefly interviews Sarah Prager, PPF's new Web Content Manager, 26, who lives in the Washington D.C. area and comes to PPF with a history of activism in LGBT work for equality and Palestine-Israel reconciliation work.

Living History -- Rick Ufford-Chase and Bruce Reyes-Chow

13-minute video via Presbyterian Historical Society. Published April 3, 2013.

Peace Discernment Process: Journeying towards a Bold Peace Witness

The Peace Discernment Process, if you're not already aware, invites congregations and presbyteries to participate in a church-wide Peace Discernment conversation to "seek clarity as to God's call to the church to embrace nonviolence as its fundamental response to the challenges of violence, terror, and war; and to identify, explore, and nurture new approaches to active peacemaking and nonviolence." This Peace Discernment Process was initiated by the 219th General Assembly (2010) in response to overtures from several presbyteries, and it was reaffirmed by the 220th General Assembly (2012).