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Peace and Justice

A prophetic call for a long-forgotten right to live

The 70th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice is Thursday. Our denomination, the Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea, will hold a peace prayer for the reunification at Gwang-hwa-mun Square in Seoul on that day. But can our prayers change the state of cease-fire on the Korean Peninsula?

Minute for Mission: Peace & Global Witness Offering

Peacemaking is active not passive, doing not waiting. Let’s let that sink in for a moment: Peacemaking is active, not passive; doing, not waiting. And this is A Season of Peace when we, the church together, are focused on seeking peace and reconciliation. Together we are building God’s house of peace where all are welcome, where all can find compassion, peace and justice.

Italian peacemaker to speak to U.S. churches this fall

Paola Schellenbaum is a trained cultural anthropologist in Italy and abroad. Her work includes research and training on intercultural education and integration. This fall, she will be one of 16 individuals who will visit Presbyterian churches, mid-councils and other institutions as part of the International Peacemakers initiative, sponsored by the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program. 

Ecumenical Advocacy Days rallies churches to become more active

Every spring, you can count on two things happening in Washington, D.C., the blooming of cherry blossoms and the gathering of denominations for Ecumenical Advocacy Weekend. More than 200 members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) joined other denominations for a weekend of worship, workshops and activism, a few short blocks from the Pentagon.

J. Herbert Nelson looks back at six years in the Office of Public Witness

For six years, the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson was a strong voice in the ecumenical/interfaith community on Capitol Hill. He could often be seen participating in peaceful demonstrations, meeting with government leaders or praying with federal workers seeking better wages. Nelson recently reflected on his years in D.C. and looked ahead to what the Church’s role should be in years to come.