The Peacemaking Task Force of Albany Presbytery

Contact: Paul Randall, Chair (randallpaul@ymail.com)

Our Mission            

  • We invite all who yearn to make peace, including clergy and non-clergy, to join Task Force members in working to create, support, and promote peacemaking initiatives. Our current priority is addressing the critical crisis of climate change.
  • We support the Peace and Global Witness offering distribution of 75% to the General Assembly and 25% to be retained by presbyteries for local education and action.
  • We review and recommend scholarships for participation in peacemaking conferences and events.
  • We are informed by and communicate with the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program, the Office of Public Witness, and relevant ecumenical endeavors.

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The Season of Creation

The Season of Creation

In January of this year, the Peacemaking Task Force presented a document to the Presbytery, “A Way Forward for Creation Care”, which was well received. The document opened with twelve brief statements of belief followed with a lifting up of the four key areas of the...

A Prayer for Creation

A Prayer for Creation

Dear Lord, Heavenly Father, Creator of the Universe,   We come before You today in a spirit of Thanksgiving. We are thankful for the warmth of the sun on our faces, and for the glory of birdsong at dawning and at dusk, for what would life be without the joyous...

Albany Presbytery Bottled Water Resolution Passes!

 

SAY NO TO BOTTLED WATER

Scholarships and Funding

Grants:
Please complete the Peacemaking Task Force Grant Application to apply for a peacemaking-related grant.

The Peacemaking Task Force has provided scholarships for:

  • Ecumenical Advocacy Day in Washington
  • Mosaic of Peace Conference to Israel and Palestine
  • Presbyterian Peace Fellowship Middle East Witness Delegation
  • Young Adult Volunteer in Peru
  • PC(USA) Travel Study Seminar to US/Mexico Border & Central America
  • Annual Presbyterian Peacemaking Conference at Ghost Ranch

Please complete the Peacemaking Task Force Grant Application to apply for a peacemaking-related grant.

Funding has been provided for:

  • International Peacemakers appearing locally 350.org
  • Director of Public Witness in United Nations speaking at Albany Presbytery Meeting
  • Saratoga Peace Week

Billboard to support Occupy Movement

 

Picture from Saratoga Peace Week Sept 20-26, 2015Picture from Saratoga Peace Week Sept 20-26, 2015

Learn more information about Peacemaking, at Presbyterian Mission Agency—Presbyterian Peacemaking Program