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Activist Council Spring Gathering

Thursday, April 27, 2017 to Saturday, April 29, 2017

Since before the elections, we have been hearing from many of you that you'd like more training in nonviolent direct action (NVDA), so we've partnered with Christian Peacemaker Teams to do just that. Register now!

Meeting the Mexico/US Border for the First Time

The School of the Americas Protest has become my activist family reunion. For the last five years, I’ve marched with many of the same people from organizations I trust and love. This year we converged on the Mexico/US border in Nogales.

Presbyterian Peace Fellowship Issues Statement in Response to the "No" Vote in Colombia

With our sisters and brothers in Colombia, we lament and grieve that during the plebiscite vote on October 2, 2016 in Colombia, by a slim majority of just 50,000 votes, the country has voted “No” in its referendum on the peace process with the FARC.

"This is My Church": A reflection and summary of the PPF Activist Council Fall Meeting

“This is my church,” wrote one person at the end of the PPF Activist Council Fall Meeting at Stony Point Center this past weekend where close to 50 Peace-seekers gathered. Another person posted on Facebook: “These are my people, yes they are."

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A Thank-You to Hunter Farrell

The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship extends its gratitude and thanks for the long ministry of the Rev. Hunter Farrell, Director of World Mission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). We are saddened to see Hunter go after such a long and successful tenure at World Mission that has spanned three decades, even as we celebrate his ministry among us which has been filled with the richness of God’s blessings.

Presbyterian Peace Fellowship Celebrates Colombian Peace Deal But More Must Be Done for Real "Peace"

On Wednesday August 24, 2016 it was announced from the nearly four-year negotiations in Cuba that the Colombian government and the largest guerilla group, the FARC, have reached a negotiated peace settlement. The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship celebrates and applauds this important and historic agreement for the hope it represents.

Letter from German Zarate on Colombia

I am happy and very hopeful because of what is happening in La Habana. Although the signing of the end of the armed conflict between the government of Colombia and the FARC-EP doesn’t guarantee peace, the possibility that one of the armed groups disarms is a great reason for joy and hope. The task that remains for us is to incorporate this experience of peace with the other guerrilla group, ELN.

Discovering a New Way for Peace: Discerning Fossil Fuel Divestment

Discerning a faithful path for our financial relationship to the fossil fuel industry has been a major part of my experience as a leader in the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship.  As a new leader, I relied heavily on the wisdom of my elders who built the PPF endowment to maintain the work of peacemaking for future generations.  Like all forms of divestment, there were questions about ethics, about the bottom line, and about our relationships to corporations and employees who would be affected. We took time to discern our answers to all these questions and found new ones too!

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