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Mission is Cooking in South Carolina

In March 2018, the Presbyterian Women Circles of Beth Shiloh Presbyterian Church in York, South Carolina, came together with an idea – they wanted to donate a Farm Bundle through the Presbyterian Giving Catalog. However, they wondered how their small congregation was going to raise enough money for this $1,300 item. After putting their heads… Read more »

Peace & Global Witness: Peace at All Times

“Now may the Lord of peace … give you peace at all times in all ways.” — 2 Thessalonians 3:16 Sunday is World Communion Sunday, which celebrates our oneness in Christ with our brothers and sisters around the world. It’s perhaps the most appropriate day of the year to receive the Peace & Global Witness… Read more »

Peace & Global Witness: Defense Against Deportation

Peace in all times in all ways Peacemaking is something that happens among leaders of countries warring over issues, rights and land. Certainly, this is true, but it is also true that peace is made by many others — even you and me! Conflict arises in our families and communities. Instability threatens our livelihoods. Even… Read more »

Peace & Global Witness: Youth Building Interfaith Community

Peace at all times in all ways Peacemaking is something that happens among leaders of countries warring over issues, rights and land. Certainly, this is true, but it is also true that peace is made by many others — even you and me! Conflict arises in our families and communities. Instability threatens our livelihoods. Even… Read more »

Peace & Global Witness: No Amount is Too Small

Peace at all times in all ways Peacemaking is something that happens among leaders of countries warring over issues, rights and land. Certainly, this is true, but it is also true that peace is made by many others — even you and me! Conflict arises in our families and communities. Disasters, sickness, homelessness … they… Read more »

Peace & Global Witness: One in Three

The reality of gender-based violence Here is a statistic you may find shocking and sad, but when you think about what we know about our troubled world, even our own community, it may not be as surprising as it should be. The United Nations reports that violence against women and girls is one of the… Read more »

Peace & Global Witness: Peacemaking in Colombia

Guest post by Courtney Hemmelgarn, Administrative Assistant for the Office of the General Assembly- Churchwide Ministries When I found out in October of 2018 that I had been chosen to join Presbyterian Peace Fellowship on their January 2019 Delegation to Colombia, I was overjoyed. At the time, I was finishing up my last class for… Read more »

Peace & Global Witness: Resolved to Restore Agency

Peace at all times in all ways Peacemaking is something that happens among leaders of countries warring over issues, rights and land. Certainly, this is true, but it is also true that peace is made by many others — even you and me! Conflict arises in our families and communities. Instability threatens our livelihoods. Even… Read more »

Peace & Global Witness: What Does Anti-Violence Look Like?

Peace at all times in all ways Peacemaking is something that happens among leaders of countries warring over issues, rights and land. Certainly, this is true, but it is also true that peace is made by many others — even you and me! Conflict arises in our families and communities. Instability threatens our livelihoods. Even… Read more »

Peace & Global Witness: Mending Lives Near and Far

Inside Out We all have known challenges — some greater than others, and not all the same. Far from it. And today we want to introduce you to someone who faced a tremendous challenge: the task of re-entering the workforce carrying the stigma of a criminal conviction. His name is Craig Rockenbach. Employers tend to… Read more »