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PRESBYTERIAN PEACEMAKING PROGRAM PUBLISHES
05 May 1996 13:16:52
95189 PRESBYTERIAN PEACEMAKING PROGRAM PUBLISHES
NEW EDITION OF "DOING PEACEMAKING"
By Julian Shipp
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--The Presbyterian Peacemaking Program has published a
second edition of "Doing Peacemaking: Implementing the Commitment to
Peacemaking in Your Congregation."
According to the Rev. Richard L. Killmer, Presbyterian Peacemaking
Program coordinator, this resource is designed to help congregations
implement each of the eight areas of the "Commitment to Peacemaking." These
areas are worship, prayer and Bible study, peacemaking in families and
congregations, community ministries, response to global issues, global
security, making peace with the earth and the receipt of the Peacemaking
"Doing Peacemaking" includes descriptions of resources and other
assistance available from the three divisions of the General Assembly
Council: the Congregational Ministries Division, National Ministries
Division and Worldwide Ministries Division.
"The sessions of more than 4,400 congregations (out of a total of
11,416) have adopted the
Commitment to Peacemaking,'" Killmer said. "This represents 41 percent of
all Presbyterian congregations."
In July, the General Assembly will honor six presbyteries 50 percent
or more of whose congregations have adopted the "Commitment" since the 1994
The Presbyterian Peacemaking Offering grew by 3.3 percent in 1994
over the previous year, with Presbyterians contributing more than $1.5
million to the offering.
Distribution of the Peacemaking Offering makes it unique among the
four Assembly-designated special offerings. Each congregation retains 25
percent of its offering for its own peacemaking efforts, 25 percent is
shared by presbyteries and synods, and 50 percent is used by the
Presbyterian Peacemaking Program.
The "Peacemaking Jubilee," the 1995 Peacemaking Conference, will be
held Aug. 12-16 in Hempstead, New York. Held in conjunction with the 15th
anniversary of the peacemaking emphasis and 50th anniversary of the United
Nations, the conference is sponsored by the Presbyterian Peacemaking
Program. Presbyterians were active in the creation of the U.N. in 1945 and
continue to support the international organization.
The 32-page resource is available from Distribution Management
Services for $1.00. To order, call (800) 524-2612 and specify item DMS
For more information contact Presbyterian News Service
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY 40202
phone 502-569-5504 fax 502-569-8073
E-mail PCUSA.NEWS@pcusa.org Web page: http://www.pcusa.org
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