Posts By: Carl Horton

In South Africa the Struggle Continues

Reflections on the Khulumani Support Group for Apartheid Victims and Survivors This painting is one of dozens produced as part of an art therapy process undertaken by the Khulumani Support Group, a South African network of Apartheid survivors and victims. Khulumani works on behalf of those forgotten by the official South African reconciliation process, both… Read more »

Peacemaking Travel Study Seminar to South Africa

Exploring Hope and Reconciliation Twenty Years After Apartheid November 3rd, the day many of us traveled to Johannesburg.  We are twelve and while not the originals we are disciples.  Jesus said, “Come, follow me” to the disciples and in the next chapter taught, “Blessed are the peacemakers.” (Mt 5:9a).  As called children of God we… Read more »

Welcome to Rev. Alonzo Johnson

New Mission Associate with the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program The Rev. Alonzo Johnson has accepted a call  as a term Mission Associate with the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program.  Alonzo has concluded his service as the pastor/head of staff of Oak Lane Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, PA. He is a graduate of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (LPTS) and… Read more »

Remembering September 11

Take time to pause, reflect and pray for peace today There are a number of excellent resources on the PC(USA) website to help guide your prayer and reflection today.  There are also helpful Quaker resources at the Friends Committee website. We also draw your attention to the 2014 Path of Peace devotion for today.  These… Read more »

A Season of Peace Begins Sunday

September 7-October 5 marks a time for the church’s focus on peacemaking A Season of Peace is a four-week pilgrimage designed to deepen the pursuit of peace for congregations, small groups, families, and individuals. Through daily peace reflections, family activities, Bible studies, youth activities, an exciting Intergenerational Peace Fair and our new PEACE CARDS for… Read more »

Join us in South Africa November 3-15, 2014

Peacemaking Travel Study Seminar The Presbyterian Peacemaking invites you to join in the 2014 Travel Study Seminar to South Africa:  Twenty Years Toward Justice, Equality and a Lasting Peace.   In this 12 day trip we’ll explore this still-transforming nation’s efforts to overcome the legacies of state-imposed racial and economic inequality and build a new… Read more »

Godspeed to Nancy Eng MacNeill

Join us in celebrating Nancy’s ministry with the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program Today our colleague and friend Nancy Eng MacNeill, Associate for Constituency Support with the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program, concludes her work among us so that she can focus on health concerns.   Anyone who knows Nancy knows that she brings a winsome and joyful exuberance, a… Read more »

Blessed Are the Peacemakers of Syria

Rev. Butros Zaour and wife Wafaa leave a lasting impression in PC(USA)   After a month of traveling and speaking to congregations in the presbyteries of East Tennessee, Long Island, Mackinac and Santa Fe, Rev. Butros Zaour and wife Wafaa Nader have returned safely to Syria.  Butros’ presentation included powerful stories and challenging images from the… Read more »

Interview with International Peacemaker from Madagascar, Reverend Helivao Poget

International Peacemaker Rev. Helivao Poget works on the streets of Madagascar’s capitol, Antananarivo, with those caught in cycles of poverty, prostitution, and addiction. She also plays an important role in the Malsagasy Christian Council of Churches by working with other church leaders to find a peaceful resolution to the ongoing political crisis in Madagascar. She is currently… Read more »

Season of Peace Reflection for 10/6

Genesis 50:15–21 Realizing that their father was dead, Joseph’s brothers said, “What if Joseph still bears a grudge against us and pays us back in full for all the wrong that we did to him?” So they approached Joseph, saying, “Your father gave this instruction before he died, ‘Say to Joseph: I beg you, forgive… Read more »