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PC(USA) Resources related to issues raised by the death of Osama Bin Laden

The Presbyterian Peacemaking Program published this post with a wealth of resources pastors and congregations can access for prayer, study, discussion, and reflection in the wake of the death of Osama Bin Laden.

http://presbyterian.typepad.com/peacemaking/2011/05/discussing-and-prayi...

PPF response to the death of Osama bin Laden

On this day, reflecting on the death of Osama bin Laden during a U.S. military operation in Pakistan, we turn to Paul’s Letter to the Church in Rome . . .

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave room for the wrath of God; for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” No, “if your enemies are hungry, feed them; if they are thirsty, give them something to drink; for by doing this you will heap burning coals on their heads." Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:19-21)

U.S. Grants Visa to Omar Barghouti, Palestinian Advocate of Israel Boycott

Democracy Now speaks with Palestinian activist Omar Barghouti, author of the new book Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights.

http://www.democracynow.org/2011/4/11/us_backs_down_and_grants_visa

Delegation to Israel/Palestine

Having led a successful trip to the region again last year, Rev. Craig Hunter from Trinity Presbyterian Church in Denton, Texas, will be leading another trip to Israel/Palestine this summer and he invites you to join him.

Oasis of Peace - Neve Shalom/What al Salam

by Phin Washer

A bright spot in an otherwise dreary middle east peace process continues to be Neve Shalom/What al Salam (NS/WAS), the “Oasis of Peace” village located half way between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv in Israel. Neve Shalom What al Salam consists of twenty-seven Israeli-Jewish families and an equal number of Palestinian-Arab families who live house by house, neighbor-to-neighbor and govern their community through a council made up of both ethnicities.

Overture on Iraq - Final Version

Final text of the overture on Iraq, approved by the 219th General Assembly (2010) by a vote of 525-80-8

RECOMMENDATION
The Presbytery of Providence respectfully overtures the 219th General Assembly (2010) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to:

  1. Pray for

Capt. Glyn Secker of the Jewish Boat to Gaza

Two Peoples, One Future:

A conversation with Captain Glyn Secker and colleagues
who crewed the Jewish Boat to Gaza in September

The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship is offering two ways to hear the story of the Jewish boat that attempted to break the Gaza Blockade last fall:

Mohammed Omer: The Reality of Gaza

The Reality of Gaza:

a workshop with award-winning journalist Mohammed Omer

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