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  • Songs in the Key of Peace – PPF 75th Anniversary Benefit Concert (7/17/2019) - Join us to celebrate 75 years of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship! Sunday, August 11 –   4:00 PM First Presbyterian Church of Forest Hills, Queens 7035 112th St. – Queens, NY. Subway: E or F Train to Forest Hills Station $15 Tickets available online here or Donations at the Door. Pay-What-You-Can Tickets Available. Proceeds Benefit … Read More
  • First Minister of Gun Violence Prevention Ordained in the United States Presbyterian Rev. Deanna Hollas of Dallas, TX (7/8/2019) - DALLAS, TX — With 40,000 Americans dying from gun violence last year, Presbyterian Deanna Hollas became the first-known Minister of Gun Violence Prevention on Sunday July 7. Sponsored by Grace Presbytery, which represents the congregations of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in north and northeastern Texas, the service of ordination was held at Westminster Presbyterian Church … Read More
  • Barry Shepherd, poet New Poem from J. Barrie Shepherd Celebrates PPF 75th Anniversary (6/24/2019) - “His worldly goods were minimal, Rough woolen robe, a staff perhaps, …a sweat and blood-stained crown. …Yet one further, fuller legacy was spoken of that night before he left the upper room…” —–From Bequest by J. Barrie Shepherd Download Poem Here. Peacemakers have a new poem! And it’s wonderful! As Honorary Co-Chair of PPF’s Endowment … Read More
  • Host a 75th Birthday Party for PPF! (6/24/2019) - Why host a 75th Birthday Party for PPF in your area? 1. To get local peacemakers together, build community and celebrate 75 years of PPF 2. To spread the word about the Endowment 75 Campaign and invite more people to support it Do it your way! A PPF party can be a potluck dinner… or … Read More
  • More than just advocacy for Colombia (6/12/2019) - By Carson Smith, a Young Adult Volunteer in New York City who previously served in the region of Urabá in Colombia. He is a member at First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor and a recent graduate of the University of Michigan where he studied public policy and transitional justice. On Friday, May 24th, Nidiria Ruiz Medina found … Read More
  • 20th Anniversary Pilgrimage to Columbine (6/10/2019) - This reflection comes to us from Deanna Hollas, our Gun Violence Prevention Ministry Coordinator. June 8-9 was Wear Orange for Gun Violence Awareness. I want to share with you a new awareness I had around the issue of preventing gun violence. In late April, I traveled to Denver, CO to participate in a pilgrimage to … Read More