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PPF Twitter Chat on Peacemaking Issues at GA

Read the archive of the June 11, 2014 Twitter chat where tweeters discussed issues from divestment to marriage equality.

PPF Announces Seven Peace Communities

As the PPF works to strengthen our witness to Jesus Christ in the PC(USA), we begin a new and exciting partnership with seven intentional peace communities. Because there are many ways across the church to live in Christian community outside of traditional congregational life, we desire to connect with and support intentional peace communities involved in inspiring peace work across the country.

Promoting Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath Weekend


Visit for resources to help promote the 2014 National Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath Weekend


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Jim Atwood Selected as 2014 Peaceseeker

The Rev. James E. Atwood has been unanimously selected by the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship National Committee to receive the 2014 Peaceseeker Award. The award will be presented at the Peace Breakfast at the Detroit General Assembly in June, 2014.

Gun Violence: A Faithful Response

Thursday, October 24, 2013 to Friday, October 25, 2013

A Conversation about the Church’s Responsibility

At the Stony Point Center: 17 Cricketown Rd, Stony Point, NY

Overall Goals:

Sermon: The Difference a Gun Can Make

The Real Difference in the Trayvon Martin Case:
A Gun Changed Everything
by the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II

A Wake-Up Call: Federal Guidelines Released on Confronting Church Shooters

For the first time, the federal government has issued written guidelines for houses of worship that are confronted with a homicidal gunman. It is ridiculous that we are even made to thank about such a thing in a church, but let's not forget that once the faith community is aware and appalled that a mass shooting could happen to any church or faith community, and our government has even warned us about it, we can build on that momentum to bring some sense to an insane situation in the shooting callery called America.

Study Guide in Six Sessions for "America and Its Guns"

Written by Jan Orr-Harter, this PPF study guide outlines how to approach Jim Atwood's 2012 book American and Its Guns: A Theological Exposé.