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This Is My Story

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

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Turning the Church Inside-Out, Encountering the ‘Other’

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Fuller Theological Seminary Interview with Jennifer Ackerman, 2nd Year Master of Divinity Student Interviewed by Patrick David Heery   View and print as PDF.   On April 24, 2012, I interviewed Jennifer Ackerman, a second-year Master of Divinity student at Fuller Theological Seminary, under care for ordination in the Presbyterian

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Peace Church Beta: What if we left Just War theory behind?

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As the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) begins a process of discernment on whether to embrace nonviolence officially, the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship convenes peacemakers from across the church. by Matthew Black   We Presbyterians know all about miracles— they happen in committees. This particular miracle begins a few years ago, when some

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The Divestment Debate Is On!

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Check Out the Moral Arguments, Pro & Con Unbound Action News Should the church continue investing in companies “profiting from non-peaceful activities in Israel-Palestine”? Following Friday, February 17th’s decision by the PC(USA) General Assembly Mission Council to recommend divestment of three companies for their key roles in maintaining the Israeli

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Justice as a Spiritual Practice

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By Douglas Mitchell   Associate Pastor for “Faith in Action,” Douglas Mitchell conceived the following article as a presentation for a church adult education class and has adapted it here to propose that the ministry of social justice can in fact be a disciplined spiritual practice bringing us into closer,

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Christmas and the Better Angels of our Nature

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The following letter comes from the December 2011 Salt & Light e-newsletter of the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy, speaking to violence in Palestine, the recent Human Rights Day issue of “Unbound,” an upcoming Convocation on Criminal—and Restorative—Justice, the work of ACSWP, and an upcoming course called “Presbyterianism: Principles,

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Bethlehem—More Besieged than Ever

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December 20, 2011, by Chris Iosso, A Christmas Editorial    When we pray for the peace of Jerusalem, we should also pray for Bethlehem. Most readers will know that the city is largely surrounded by a high cement wall. Israeli soldiers and surveillance devices control who gets in and out;

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Christian leaders say yes to Palestine U.N. membership

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International law, basic fairness at stake, say PC(USA)’s Parsons, others October 25, 2011 − From the Presbyterian News Service Leaders of four denominations, including the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s General Assembly Stated Clerk Gradye Parsons, have issued a statement backing the Palestinian Authority’s bid for membership in the United Nations. U.N. membership for

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Petition for Palestinian Statehood

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An Open Letter on Palestinian Statehood From Presbyterian Christians in the United States Sign the Petition: A petition for UN membership for the Palestinian state. It takes very little time to sign the petition (please disregard the automatic request for contribution). Yet it is an important effort to witness

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