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Peace & Justice

Can you help an International Peacemaker?

The Presbyterian Peacemaking Program is finalizing the itineraries of its 2024 International Peacemakers and needs your help to fill the schedules of peacemakers from the South Pacific and South Korea.

Solidarity Sunday set for July 21

The Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP), of which the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is one of 35 member denominations, is providing resources to help shape Sunday prayers, worship, and liturgy to mark a day of prayerful solidarity and calls for justice in Gaza and the broader Middle East on July 21.

Presbyterian Peace Fellowship to hold its online General Assembly Peace Breakfast Saturday

Where can you hear from a true peacemaker in the Middle East, enjoy cutting-edge music, honor a beloved hymn writer and eat your cereal? You can do all that and more on Saturday via Zoom at the Peace Breakfast of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship. Held for every Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly for many decades, the Peace Breakfast will start at 8 a.m. Pacific Time, 9 a.m. Mountain Time, 10 a.m. Central Time and 11 a.m. Eastern Time. It’s strictly BYOB — Bring Your Own Breakfast.

Presbyterian pastor calls for end to gun violence, promotes Guns to Gardens event

A Louisville, Kentucky, pastor summed up the nation’s gun violence crisis with a three-word refrain on Wednesday: “Enough is enough.” The Rev. Dr. Angela Johnson, pastor of Louisville’s Grace Hope Presbyterian Church, delivered a brief but powerful sermon during a morning chapel service for employees of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

James Atwood Institute for Congregational Courage coming to Ghost Ranch Aug. 22-25

When the call went out to those concerned about gun violence to go to Ghost Ranch Education & Retreat Center in New Mexico, the first registrants hailed from the Atlantic to the Pacific regions of the country. Why go to New Mexico? For the James Atwood Institute for Congregational Courage. This new initiative of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship will be held August 22-25 at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico.

Nationalism and Christian Zionism focus of latest webinar

As in the first webinar that examined the effects of the settler-colonial experience on Palestinians, the PC(USA)’s Christian Zionism working group hosted a large audience of interested participants in its most recent in a series of webinars, titled “Nationalism and Christian Zionism.” More than 700 people registered for the Zoom-based event and more than 300 watched live. The Christian Zionism working group includes PC(USA) national staff, congregation members and grassroots Presbyterians connected to the Israel Palestine Mission Network (IPMN).