Q: Where will Moderator Bruce Reyes-Chow be on Tuesday, July 15? A: At the Peacemaking Conference The Peacemaking Program is excited to announce that Bruce Reyes-Chow, newly elected Moderator of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), will attend the first day of…Read more »
Colombia: Being There as Wholly and Fully as Possible
We give thanks for the rescue of fifteen hostages previously held by FARC guerrillas in Colombia. We give thanks for the ministry of the Colombia Accompaniment Program, a partnership between the Presbyterian Church in Colombia, the World Mission office of…Read more »
Standing with Our Sisters and Brothers
Is God calling you to nonviolent action following Jesus Christ? Consider serving in the Colombia Accompaniment Program. The people of Colombia have endured over forty years of violence and warfare. A variety of “armed actors” are present in the country:…Read more »
Roll Over, Beethoven?
He started with “What a Wonderful World” and closed with “Let There Be Peace on Earth.” In between, jazz pianist Harry Pickens played, led singing, offered reflections and prayed with some 100 Presbyterian peacemakers. Harry provided the program for the…Read more »
Why Make the Effort to Get to Dinner?
They came on foot, by light rail and in taxi cabs. The timing was close — the Peacemaking Program dinner and celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Commitment to Peacemaking lasted from right after the plenary ended until right…Read more »
Peacemaking GA Dinner
Check out the Presbyterian News Service story on the Peacemaking Program’s dinner and the celebration of the Commitment to Peacemaking. More on GA will follow as time allows. The Peacemaking and International Issues Committee is currently scheduled to report on…Read more »
The Moderator Is Elected
The Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow, pastor of Mission Bay Community Church in San Francisco, was elected moderator of the 218th General Assembly (2008) last night. Bruce, age 39, is a prolific blogger. Other candidates included the Rev. William “Bill” Teng of…Read more »
The Banner Anniversary
This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Commitment to Peacemaking. Over 4,500 Presbyterian congregations, as well as several presbyteries and at least one synod, have affirmed this Commitment. The Commitment makes a public commitment that working for peace and…Read more »
Many Knew the Way (to San Jose)
The Presbyterians are gathering. Many commissioners, advisory delegates, advocates, observers and others have arrived in San Jose. Meetings have begun. The exhibit hall looks ready to go. Registration begins in earnest in the morning (Friday 20 June). Friday afternoon will…Read more »
Ruling Out Debt!
My household continues to make faithful decisions about how we can address the rising global food and fuel costs. We try to eat more intentionally – eating simple meals, eating more vegetarian meals, and eating food grown locally. We try…Read more »