The 2016 Season of Peace theme is “Come to the Table of Peace”

Jesus calls us to be peacemakers.“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Luke 4:18–19

For over 30 years, the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) have been committed to pursuing a peaceful and just world. Peace seekers and advocates, those who work and pray for reconciliation and justice, have found their home in the Presbyterian peacemaking community.  The 2016 Season of Peace begins Sunday September 4, 2016 through Sunday October 2, 2016 when churches all over the world celebrate World Communion Sunday.

Below are resources for congregations on Peacemaking and the Peace & Global Witness Offering:

peace_orangelogoSeason of Peace begins with the call to ‘Come to the Table’: Presbyterians encouraged to focus on peace, justice, reconciliation and transformation, by Rick Jones.

Click here to read the article from the Presbyterian News Service

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The Presbyterian Peacemaking Program, is a mission of the PC(USA) and Compassion, Peace and Justice Ministries, in urgent response to the overwhelming culture of violence in our world.

Click here to learn about the efforts of the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program.

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The Peace & Global Witness Offering works toward global outreach, significant impact, and bringing peace to people through Christ.

Please click here for more information and congregational resources on this offering.

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These Season of Peace and can be used by children and in households anytime during the year. Each card contains a reflection, prayer and action item.  Click here to download the series: peace-cards-third-edition-2016