US-provided cluster munitions in use in Ukraine

Ukraine is now using cluster munitions to strengthen its counteroffensive against Russia after being supplied with the weapons by the United States in a decision that concerned many because of the risk of more civilian casualties.

Ukrainian faith leader and displaced person named as Presbyterian Peacemaker

Yuriy Lifanse has been named as a 2023 International Peacemaker for the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program. He is a leader in the Community of Sant’Egidio, an international lay Catholic association committed to social service, which was founded in 1968 and has about 50,000 members worldwide.

Webinar focuses on nonviolent action in Ukraine

With the one-year anniversary of Russia’s continued aggression toward Ukraine looming on Friday, a webinar was held Thursday to discuss the impact of nonviolent resistance against the war and to make recommendations to Congress, including stressing the need for diplomacy.

PC(USA) partner in Somalia: Conflict and climate change push millions close to famine

A devastating drought has displaced one million Somalis since January 2021, and more people are expected to flee as communities face the prospect of famine in 2023. First, the rains failed, then Al-Shabab, an armed group that controls large swathes of south-central Somalia, started to impose hefty taxes on local farmers like Fathi Mohamed Ali.

PC(USA) delegation to make solidarity trip to Eastern Europe

A Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) delegation will travel to Eastern Europe this month in a show of solidarity with people in and near Ukraine as the war with Russia continues to create death, destruction and displacement.