Monthly Archives: September 2018

Peace & Global Witness: Building Peace in Madagascar

Blessed are the peacemakers The Peace & Global Witness Offering unites Presbyterians everywhere reaching out to people across the globe who long for peace and reconciliation. Shaping a foundation for peace starts with honest conversations and shared experiences. When we share, we carry each other’s burdens, advocate for one another, and share each other’s hopes…. Read more »

Worship Resources for World Communion Sunday

Are you looking for worship materials to use in conjunction with the Peace & Global Witness Offering? The Office of Special Offerings, thanks to the help of several friends, has you taken care of. Our worship resources, written by the Rev. John Douglas Leedy from First Central Presbyterian Church in Abilene, TX, include: Suggested Hymns… Read more »

Peace & Global Witness: Ending the Practice of Child Soldiers

I Want to Tell You a Story… I wish it was just a story, but what I am about to share with you is sadly true. It is about a boy named Princeton—a happy, carefree, 13-year-old boy. Happy, that is, until the day he was snatched by soldiers and taken to a military training camp…. Read more »

The Peace-Positive Spirit of Christ

Peace-positive, or peace-negative? The choice makes all the difference. I recently asked one of our Mid-Kentucky Presbytery pastors if she felt that the congregation with which she served was peace-positive, or peace-negative. To be fair, I didn’t define those terms. At first, the pastor vociferously answered yes, and seemed a little concerned that I might… Read more »

Peace & Global Witness: Building a Neighborhood Together

Hope Renewed After a Weekend of Violence I’m sure you haven’t forgotten that weekend in August 2016 when racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, sent shockwaves of fear and grief across our country. Like us and many other Americans, Presbyterian pastor Jon Brown was distraught to the point of numbness.  But on the following Monday… Read more »

Peace & Global Witness: Peace at All Times, In All Ways

Now may the Lord of peace . . . give you peace at all times in all ways. 2 Thessalonians 3:16 Sometimes it feels the world is coming at us so quickly that we don’t know which way to turn, where to look, what to do next. In a chaotic world, we find strength in… Read more »