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A Pathway to Just Peace in Israel/Palestine

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Statement by the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship This statement was originally published by the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship on April 21, 2016 on their website at http://presbypeacefellowship.org/content/pathway-just-peace-israel-palestine#.V03d6WZWcg1. The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship thanks the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy (ACSWP) for its document, Israel-Palestine: For Human Values in the Absence of a

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Divesting from the Sins of Our Past

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Climate change has quickly emerged as one of the world’s greatest threats. You only need to turn on the television or peruse a newspaper to see the devastating effects on environments and communities around the globe. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is a denomination committed to responding to God’s call to

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Living in the Shadow of Occupation

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In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered…All went to their own towns to be registered. Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the

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Apocalypse How?

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Climate Change, Eschatology, and Christian Responsibility Week 1 Homepage Between the Bang and the Whimper: Prophetic Hope in an Apocalyptic World, Rev. Ginna Bairby Climate of Conflict: A Trip to Examine the Root Causes of Social-Environmental Conflicts in Peru “The Creation Waits”: Fossil Fuel Divestment at the 221st GA, Megan M.

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Exxon Mobil and Me (and the BOP)

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Immediately before creating humans in Genesis 1, “God said, ‘Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the

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The Creation Waits

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Fossil Fuel Divestment at the 221st General Assembly Download this article as a PDF. On the bulletin board above my desk, I have an excerpt from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Book of Confessions: “God’s redeeming work in Jesus Christ embraces the whole of [our] life: social and cultural, economic and

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Fossil Free PCUSA: Why We Are Called to Divest

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As I write, the Presbyterian Church (USA) finds itself in a strange place, at an important juncture. Even as our denomination has affirmed our call to care for creation, we continue to profit significantly from fossil fuel companies. In November 2012, Cool Planet Working Group, one of the small groups

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On Divestment from Fossil Fuel Companies

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Editor’s Note: For business items before the General Assembly, the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy (ACSWP, for short) has the opportunity to offer “Advice and Counsel” – including comments on the social witness implications of the overture, relationship to past social witness policy, and the opportunity to recommend approval,

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