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  • People of Faith for a Green New Deal (4/12/2019) - This post comes to us from Rev. Ashley Bair, a PPF Activist Council member and Associate Pastor at Central Presbyterian Church in St. Paul, MN. She is an environmental and peace activist. She has traveled to four continents to work on behalf of non-violent peace initiatives and cross-cultural activism. Her environmental contributions include work with … Read More
  • Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Prophetic Voice Rings Clear Still Today (4/8/2019) - This reflection comes to us from Yenny Delgado, a psychologist, theologian, social activist, and educator. She has more than a decade of experience working with churches, youth movements, local governments, and social organizations. Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr was assassinated 50 years ago last week.  When we think back about his legacy we are … Read More
  • What Colombian President Duque is Threatening When He Says He Wants to Remove 6 Articles from the Peace Accords (4/3/2019) - This post was written by Sarah Henken, Emily Brewer, and Shannan Vance-Ocampo. It is somewhat of a “deep dive” into the particulars of how President Duque is currently trying to undermine the Peace Process in Colombia. The gist is this: President Duque’s proposed changes to several articles in the Special Jurisdiction for peace are unnecessary … Read More
  • Confronting Christian Zionism, Islamophobia, and Antisemitism (3/26/2019) - This reflection comes to us from Elizabeth Welliver, PPF Activist Council member and first year MDiv student at Vanderbilt Divinity School. Last month, I shared an image on Facebook of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar with the statement: “We Stand with Ilhan. Palestine will be free.” The powerful image centers Congresswoman Omar, a Black Somali-American Muslim woman in … Read More
  • 6 Things We Learned in Colombia (3/11/2019) - The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship delegation to Colombia in January 2019 focused on learning about the Peace Accords–both at the government level and at the local grassroots level. We met with many communities of campesinos, people displaced by violence, people working to support children whose parents have been killed in the violence, and others. We also … Read More
  • The Will for Peace (2/22/2019) - This post was written by Ben McConaughy, a member of the delegation to Colombia in January 2019 and an elder from Seattle Presbytery. This post was originally written for and published on the Seattle Presbytery website.    The 60-year civil war in Colombia resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths, 85,000 disappearances, many hundreds of … Read More