Posts Categorized: Peace

Signs of Hope in a Nation Still Healing from Brokenness

Reflections from the Peacemaking Travel Study Seminar to South Africa Following the end of Apartheid and the election of Nelson Mandela as President in 1994, South Africa established a Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The TRC was a unique three-part Commission with a mandate “to establish a complete picture of the apartheid past (1948-1994), to facilitate… Read more »

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 »

Wars Leave Devastating Impact on Environment

by Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Mark Koenig This article was posted on in preparation for the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict on November 6. Check for more articles, videos and news. Posted: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 5:39 am Section:’s Latest Articles – Ancient… Read more »

#Orangeurhood in #16Days

From the UNiTE Say No to Violence against Women campaign: The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is just around the corner, and we have some action ideas on how to “Orange Your Neighbourhood” in 16 Days! Download the UNiTE Campaign toolkit for the 16 Days of Activism. #Orangeurhood in #16Days! This year, the… Read more »

Seminar participants learn about Korea

A group from the Presbyterian Church in Chatham Township participated in a seminar on Wednesday, October 15. The group focused on Korea. Our colleague, Doug Hostetter, from the Mennonite Central Committee UN Liaison Office provided some history of Korea and talked about the work of the Mennonites in both North and South Korea. Moon H…. 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 »

Changing the Conversation: Claiming Our Voice

On September 27 and 28, Hudson River Presbytery hosted a weekend of theology, advocacy and worship called “Changing the Conversation: Claiming Our Voice.” The weekend included three events, a conference on Saturday at Stony Point Center from 9:00-­‐3:30, a fundraising reception for the Office of Public Witness and Presbyterian Ministry at the UN that evening… Read more »

The Good Lie

From our partners in World Mission:   Presbyterian World Mission Encourages Congregations to Host an Event and Discussion About the Movie “The Good Lie.” The movie, which opens in theaters October 3rd, focuses on the “Lost Boys,” who were orphaned by the brutal civil war in Sudan, beginning in 1983. Fifteen years later, a humanitarian… Read more »