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  • Barstow-Driver 2020: Honoring Linda Eastwood (9/14/2020) - The Barstow-Driver Award was created in 2014 by the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship in order to specifically honor those who are over sixty years old and have taken significant risks for the cause of nonviolent peacemaking. It is our desire to honor these leaders of our movement and to honor them in their local hometown or … Read More
  • Large crowd gathered at night in protests in Portland Oregon in front of Justice Center where teargas was used Why Pacifists Need To Join The Riot (8/11/2020) - This post comes to us from Rev. Aric Clark, PPF Co-Moderator. Sign up here for PPF’s upcoming Action Circles about defunding the police. There is an observable and predictable progression many protesters undergo in the Portland Uprising which is now entering its 71st night of continuous resistance. The first time someone shows up they usually … Read More
  • Joint Interfaith Statement on the 75th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (8/6/2020) - PPF is a proud signer of this interfaith statement. In the 1980s PPF was one of the founding organizations of the US-Soviet Bi-Lateral Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign, leading the PC(USA) to become the first major church to endorse the proposal. We continue to support work toward disarmament happening in the PC(USA) and beyond.  As a wide coalition … Read More
  • The Things that Make for Peace, a GA224 reflection (6/28/2020) - As he came near and saw the city, Jesus wept over it, saying, “If you, even you, had only recognized on this day the things that make for peace!” (Luke 19:41-2) We know that the presence and practice of justice is what makes for peace. We shout it in the streets–No Justice, No Peace! This … Read More
  • Peace Camp Devotional by Bill McKibben (6/27/2020) - This devotional is a part of the daily series in the June 2020 Presbyterian Peace Camp: A Virtual Week of Learning, Prayer, and Action. Today’s devotional is by Bill McKibben. Bill McKibben is an author and environmentalist who in 2014 was awarded the Right Livelihood Prize, sometimes called the ‘alternative Nobel.’ His 1989 book The End of … Read More
  • Can’t Go Back to Normal: A Peace Camp Devotional by Michelle Muñiz Vega (6/26/2020) - This devotional is a part of the daily devotional series of Presbyterian Peace Camp: A Virtual Week of Learning, Prayer, and Action June 18-28, 2020. This morning’s reflection comes to us from Michelle Muñiz, Disaster Recovery Coordinator of the Presbytery of San Juan Sínodo Presbiteriano Borikén en Puerto Rico. Michelle is the winner of the … Read More