Resources in Peacemaking

Companion Guide to the Commitment to Peacemaking

The Companion Guide to the Commitment to Peacemaking accompanies the Commitment to Peacemaking. It assists congregations, mid councils and theological institutions as they make, reaffirm and deepen their commitment to peacemaking. The Guide outlines a unique process of worship, spiritual grounding and reflection, community building and partnership, study and preparation, and direct action and advocacy,… Read more »

Presbyterians and Peacemaking: Are We Now Called to Resistance?

Developed by members of the Advisory Council in Church and Society for study and response as part of a policy development in preparation for the 199th General Assembly (1987), Presbyterians and Peacemaking: Are We Now Called to Resistance? examines the concept of resistance as a “stance of faith” embodied in Biblical and historical precedents. It… Read more »

Path of Peace Daily Reflections 2020

This year’s Path of Peace reflections are designed to help participants explore practices for building peace on every scale. From the personal level to global issues, these reflections and prayers will help grow the faith and witness of the whole church.

Seeking to be Faithful Together: Guidelines for Presbyterians in Times of Disagreement

The 204th General Assembly (1992) adopted these Guidelines for its own life and provided them as a tool to congregations and other bodies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to use in times of conflict and disagreement. The Guidelines offer clear, simple suggestions for dealing with differences, transforming them into opportunities for growth, grace and understanding…. Read more »

We Choose Welcome Action Guide

The “We Choose Welcome Action Guide” invites Presbyterians to extend biblical hospitality and stand in solidarity with our refugee neighbors. It includes background, guidance, and resources to help you and your congregation get started in welcoming refugees to our community.

The Biblical Witness to Peacemaking

Updated annually, this resource provides daily scripture readings organized around peacemaking themes that coincide with the liturgical year. These readings may be used in a variety of ways and settings. They can be posted weekly or monthly on a website or in a newsletter for personal devotion. They can also be used in a group… Read more »

2019 International Peacemakers Reproducible Brochure

This 2-sided handout features photos and brief bios of the 2019 International Peacemakers. It can be reproduced on a typical copy machine using 2-sided printing on 8 1/2 x 11″ sheets of paper.

Standing Our Holy Ground/10 Things You Can Do to End Gun Violence

Standing Our Holy Ground is a year-long (2019-2020) free webinar series that challenges the faith community to stand up against gun violence, and explores how people of faith can respond and act to bring about change. Ten Things You Can Do to End Gun Violence are suggestions approved by the 2019 General Assembly (2010) report… Read more »