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Carta Pastoral al Pueblo Colombiano y a nuestras Iglesias Hermanas ante las Amenazas contra Defensores y Defensoras de Derechos Humanos y contra las Iglesias de Barranquilla

English version

Felices quienes trabajan por la paz, porque serán reconocidos como hijos de Dios (Mateo 5:9)

Open Letter by the Human Rights Commission of the Congreso de los Pueblos

A Pastoral Letter to the People of Colombia and to our Sister Churches on the Threats Received by Human Rights Leaders and Against Congregations in Barranquilla

Version en español

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God (Matthew 5.9)

On 15 January 2015 the country was informed through mass media that human rights leaders and churches in Barranquilla were threatened through flyers circulated on the First Sunday of Epiphany (11 January) 2015.

RSVP

Welcoming Immigrants: Strangers and Friends

The Rev. Kelly Allen, chair of the Mission Presbytery (South Texas) Immigration Task Force, talked of how churches in Texas are cooperating with other local agencies to respond to the surge of children and families fleeing violence in Central America, and the Rev. Linda Eastwood, a PPF National Committee member who worships with a New Sanctuary Movement congregation in Chicago, told stories and shared ways for congregations around the country to advocate for immigration reform and to protect immigrants facing deportation.

Colombia Delegation

Saturday, January 24, 2015 to Monday, February 2, 2015

Leaders from the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, the PC(USA), and the Presbyterian Church of Colombia (IPC) will meet in Colombia to engage in reflection around our first ten years together and discern together where God is leading us into the future.

The delegation will visit churches and projects in three different regions of Colombia.

For more information, contact Shannan Vance-Ocampo, svanceocampo@gmail.com.

Anne Barstow and Tom Driver Honored at Un-Gala

"The vanquished know war," began Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and war correspondent turned Presbyterian minister Chris Hedges in an hour-long major address to friends and admirers of the peacemaking activities of Anne Barstow and Tom Driver. Seventy-two peace activists gathered at Stony Point Center on October 18, 2014 for the First Un-Gala of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, where the inaugural Anne Barstow and Tom Driver Award for Excellence in Nonviolent Activism in Retirement was presented to the couple for whom it is named.

Close the SOA! Vigil Weekend

Friday, November 21, 2014 to Sunday, November 23, 2014

Join the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship at the annual vigil in Columbus, Georgia to close the School of Americas (SOA). As SOA Watch's 25th anniversary Vigil approaches, we remain committed to converging at the gates of Fort Benning once again to remember the martyrs, and to denounce the continued SOA violence against our brothers and sisters in Latin America.

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