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Healing the Past

What does justice look like 151 years after the Indian Island Massacre? November 17, 2011 by Austin Leininger   PDF Version (Optimal for Printing)   The Last Dance The year is 1860. California has been a state for ten years.

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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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Living History – Fern Cloud

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Called to Ministry on the Upper Sioux Reservation Video used with permission from the Presbyterian Historical Society, part of the Living History film project. Fern Cloud shares her perspectives as a Native American Presbyterian Edited Transcript: My name is Fern Cloud. I was born in the Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota reservation in

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Provoked by the Wind

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“A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.”…The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a woman Samaria?” – John 4:7-8 The Golan Heights tower above the northern region of the Galilee

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A Perspective on Peace

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Is There Shalom in the Land? This article was originally published in the Advent 2015 issue of the Presbyterian Hunger Program’s PHP Post, available at http://www.pcusa.org/resource/phppostadvent2015/. “They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. ‘Peace, peace,’ they say, when there is no peace.” – Jeremiah

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Living in God’s Mission: Being Fully Alive

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“I must confess that over the last few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white

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Missio Dei and the Problem of Western Captivity

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The Missio dei. In Latin, it means, simply, ‘mission of God.’ The term itself is perhaps symbolic of the way we have grown in our understanding of the relationship between mission, God, and God’s church. As a concept, missio dei has gained popularity and influence throughout the twentieth and twenty-first

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Justice and Responsibility: The Drug War in Colombia

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Interview with German Zarate-Durier Unbound: Let’s start with the basics: What is the drug war like in Colombia? German: I would say that in Colombia there are two things related to drugs that really affect society – corruption and violence. To start with corruption, it isn’t just something that affects

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This Is My Story

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A Palestinian American Christian Woman I was born, the youngest of four children, into a Presbyterian (Church of Scotland) family in Jerusalem, Palestine, in 1939. My birth year marked the end of the first uprising of Palestinians against their British occupiers, who were encouraging mass immigration of European Jews into

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