Living the Believers’ Calling – work for a world free of nuclear weapons

Here's a way congregations can celebrate 30 years of peacemaking:

IMG_3472 Pray and work for a world free from nuclear weapons. Learn more and find worship resources and action ideas from the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program and the People's Movement for a Nuclear Free World, a partner of the Peacemaking Committee of the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta. The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and its predecessors have long addressed issues related to nuclear weapons, first calling for the elimination of weapons of mass destruction in 1955.

Thirty years ago the 192nd General Assembly (1980) of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. adopted Peacemaking: The Believers' Calling. This statement affirmed that peacemaking is central to the gospel message and to living as disciples of Jesus. It affirmed past and ongoing Presbyterian peacemaking efforts and called for a renewed emphasis on peacemaking. Since 1980, individual Presbyterians, congregations, middle governing bodies, and General Assembly programs have engaged in amazing peacemaking ministries in the name of Jesus Christ. In this 30th anniversary year the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program suggests 30 ways congregations can celebrate ministries past and present and look forward to new adventures following Christ, who is our peace.

Tell the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program how you are celebrating the anniversary.

Your gifts to the Peacemaking Offering help the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program support Presbyterians in ministries seeking peace and pursuing justice.

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