Presbyterian Peace Camp – June 2020

We are witnessing a global moment of unprecedented loss, suffering, and also possibility; nothing is or will be left unchanged. That includes the Presbyterian General Assembly this June.

Even though GA will be virtual and pared down to only the business that is “critical” for the church’s institutional maintenance (budgets, elections), we know that the true calling of the Church remains the same: to be peacemakers and preach the Gospel by practicing justice in our families, communities, and world. That’s why we are hosting this Presbyterian Peace Camp: A Virtual Week of Learning, Prayer, and Action June 18-27.

All Presbyterians–commissioners to the 224th GA, those who are curious about the work of the PC(USA) for peace & justice, and those who have been involved in social movements in the PC(USA) for a long time–are invited as we delve into some of the most pressing issues of our world that were scheduled to be discussed at GA.

You are invited to participate in teach-ins and learn ways forward together through actions we can take in our own communities, mourn the loss the pandemic has wrought on our world and imagine the new world breaking in through vigils, practice joy and care as we connect with each other even from a distance, and imagine the world we are trying to create together through daily devotionals.


The first 200 registrants will receive a SWAG bag of materials mailed in advance of Peace Camp.

Fossil Free PCUSA T-Shirts are available here.

All events are free and open to all – registration ensures you’ll receive email updates and event links.

Peace Camp Schedule

Many details forthcoming – so bookmark this page, be sure you’re subscribed to our newsletter, and stay tuned.

Each morning will begin with a brief devotional via email from a diverse and inspirational group of people (including Bill McKibben, Bruce Reyes-Chow, and others) and details about the day’s Peace Camp activities.

During times when there are official General Assembly meetings, we won’t host Peace Camp events, but encourage people to engage and participate in this work as commissioners or observers.

  • Tues 6/16  – Virtual gathering with Israel-Palestine Mission Network with Dr. Rashid Khalidi, author of A Fatal Attraction: Colonialism and Apartheid
  • Thurs 6/18 – Evening Opening Vigil
  • Fri 6/19 – Teach in / 7 p.m. EDT GA Co-Moderator Elections
  • Sat 6/20 – 10 a.m. EDT Poor People’s Campaign event
  • Sun 6/21 – Day of rest
  • Mon 6/22 – Teach In
  • Tues 6/23 – 3:00 EDT Hands & Feet: Youth Rising Event (GA sponsored)
  • Weds 6/24 – Peace Breakfast at 11 a.m. EDT / 7:00 & 10:00 p.m. GA Bible Studies
  • Thurs 6/25 – Teach In
  • Fri 6/26 – 11a-6p EDT GA Plenary
  • Sat 6/27 – 6:30p EDT GA Plenary / Evening Closing Vigil