Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) Blogs

Swords Into Plowshares

Reflections from the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program and the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations

3D Security: Take One

“Security doesn’t land in a helicopter. It grows from the ground up.” That concept lies at the heart of 3D Security. Lisa Schirch, professor of peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University, presented the idea of 3D Security and how it works…

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Abolish Nuclear Weapons

On August 2, I was one of almost 50 participants in the Peace and Justice week at Ghost Ranch who journeyed to Los Alamos, New Mexico, to take part in the Sackcloth and Ashes vigil sponsored by Pax Christ, New…

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Write for Human Rights in the Philippines

Here’s another chance to help implement the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s General Assembly policy. The 218th General Assembly (2008) adopted a resolution on human rights violations in the Philippines. The Uniting Church in Australia has initiated a letter-writing campaign on behalf…

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Seeking Economic Justice

The Presbyterian News Service has posted a story on the keynote presentation by Roberto Jordan of Argentina at the 2008 Intergenerational Peacemaking Conference. Roberto is president of the Reformed Church in Argentina, a member of the executive committe of the…

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Soldiers of Conscience

I showed the video Soldiers of Conscience yesterday at Ghost Ranch. This award-winning full-length documentary film focuses on our soldiers, serving in Iraq as the face the most difficult moral decision of their lives: to kill or not to kill….

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What Are You Doing on August 2?

Actions opposing war with Iraq will take place on August 2 in New York and a number of other cities. We are invited to join existing events and plan our own. Do I believe there will be war with Iran?…

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Summer 2008 Peace Notes

The Summer 2008 issue of Peace Notes (PDF) is available online. This issue includes material on Iraq, the food crisis, carbon offsets, the Peacemaking Program dinner at General Assembly, a travel/study seminar to Ethiopia and more. Note that the file…

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Shock Doctrine

On my way to Ghost Ranch for a couple of weeks, I have picked up the book – The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein. My interest in the book comes from Roberto Jordan’s key note address at the Peacemaking Conference….

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Contact House Candidates: Ban Cluster Bombs

Candidates for the U.S. House need to hear now that voters support a cluster bomb ban so that they will feel urgency to ban these indiscriminate weapons after the election. Please urge your House candidates to call for a ban…

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