U-C: What I See

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Presby Peace Fellowship position open

Sisters and Brothers,

Many of you know that I have served on the National Committee of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship for more than ten years. In the last few years, we have created a "hands-on" intern position, designed to last one to two years, that we call the "Partner in Peacemaking." That position has been filled by Rev. Christine Caton and by Kelly Wesselink, who is just finishing her term this month.

You're not going to get rich, but if you're looking for a way to be involved in peacemaking that is real, here's a basic job description and folks to contact for more info.

You can also check out the Peace Fellowship's great new website at http://presbypeacefellowship.org.

Job Opening with PPF

The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship is searching for a new peace advocate, to continue introducing PPF’s Colombia program and nonviolent values to many churches and colleges. We are hiring another Partner in Peacemaking to start not later than Sept. 1, 2005. Spread this information far and wide.

Job Description -- Partner in Peacemaking, with the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, with experience in Latin America.

This is a full-time, stipended position with a main focus on the Accompaniment Program in Colombia; therefore fluency in Spanish is a requirement, and participation as an Accompanier for one month in Colombia is part of this opportunity. For specific details, please contact both Anne Barstow and Betty Kersting .

The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship works to make the Presbyterian Church USA more of a nonviolent force for God's peace in the world. At the present time, the Fellowship’s major projects are 1) furnishing accompaniers for those threatened by violence in the Colombia Presbyterian Church; 2)sending delegations to areas where Presbyterian partners are experiencing violence – currently Israel/Palestine and Colombia; 3) maintaining a presence and a voice at meetings of the General Assembly; and 4) participating in the campaign to close the School of the Americas (WHISC) at Ft. Benning, GA.

Tell someone you know. Peacemaking is the work of the church.