General Assembly

Choosing to be a Church Committed to the Gospel of Matthew 25

The next General Assembly is likely to define our understanding of what it means to be church for many years to come. The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship sees this as a critical moment for our denomination to begin to redefine itself as an institution that will follow the movement of the Holy Spirit and locate ourselves clearly with and for those who are most on the margins of the dominant economy and social paradigm. If, like us, are inspired to reshape entrenched institutional structures, and if you believe that this is the moment to shape our denomination's witness for decades to come, we hope you will consider using this overture to start a conversation with your own session.

PPF 2016 Breakfast Speaker Will Be Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou

The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship is honored and thrilled to announce that Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou will deliver the keynote at our biennial Peace Breakfast. The Peace Breakfast will be held on June 22, 2016 during the 222nd PC(USA) General Assembly in Portland, Oregon.

222nd PC(USA) General Assembly

Saturday, June 18, 2016 to Saturday, June 25, 2016

2016's General Assembly will be held in Portland, OR. PPF will have a presence there as always. Please join our email list to stay informed in the lead-up to this event.

For information on PPF's witness, work, and events at the 222nd General Assembly, visit this page.

Recipients of 2015 Peaceseeker Award Announced

The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship has named Evelyn Chumbow and Jill Bolander-Cohen as joint recipients of the 2015 Peaceseeker Award. These two Presbyterian women have made significant contributions to the struggle against human trafficking.

Risking Peace in a Violent World: Affirmations for Presbytery Consideration

As the next stage in a six-year process of discernment, the 221st General Assembly (2014) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) directs the Stated Clerk to send to each presbytery, electronically and in print, the following five affirmations and supporting rationale with the request that they discuss and take an advisory vote on each affirmation and send the results of those votes, along with a summary of the floor discussion, back to the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy by July 1, 2015, to help guide the preparation of a report on peacemaking directions for the 222nd General Assembly (2016).

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.

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

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

Rick Ufford-Chase A Guest on God Complex Radio

Rick Ufford-ChasePPF Executive Director recently had the opportunity to discuss our approach to nonviolence in relation to immigration, Israel/Palestine, and other issues on God Complex Radio with Carol Howard Merritt and Derrick Weston.

Click here to listen in to the full episode.

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