Peacemaking and North Korea, thoughts from Chaplain George Clifford

George Clifford served as a Navy chaplain for twenty-four years, taught ethics, and now serves as priest associate at the Parish of St Clement in Honolulu. He blogs atEthical Musings.   Fear, hate, and conflict too often operate as a closed, self-reinforcing, repeating...
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EPF Accepting Sayre Award Nominees

Episcopal Peace Fellowship and its Palestine Israel Network seek nominations for their John Nevin Sayre Award and newly established PIN Cotton Fite Award. EPF established the Sayre award in 1979 to honor founding EPF member Rev. John Nevin Sayre for his lifetime of service waging...
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EPF Responds to Texas Church Shootings

Episcopal Peace Fellowship calls upon its members to demand state and federal legislators stand up to the gun lobby and vote to make this country a safer place to live.  Thoughts and prayers are not enough; our leaders must find the courage to take action.  A statement released...
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Episcopal Peace Fellowship responds to the Las Vegas massacre

News Release October 3, 2017 Claysburg, Pennsylvania – Yesterday Episcopal Peace Fellowship (EPF) members spent the day in prayer, but today that prayer must be followed by action. Episcopal Peace Fellowship urges all members, chapters and Peace Partner Parishes to toll their...
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RELEASE: Faith-based Coalition Commemorates Gun Violence Anniversaries, Recommits to Raising the Moral Voice to Prevent Future Tragedies

Date: June 9, 2017 Contact: Claire Markham or LaShawn Warren Email: cmarkham@americanprogress.org, lwarren@americanprogress.org Washington, D.C. — As affected communities and gun violence prevention advocates prepare to gather to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the...
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NEC Meditation Spring 2017

Rev. Jessie Smith This weekend with the rest of EPF’s National Executive Counsel has me thinking about the heart of our work.  Many of us are experiencing transition in our personal or professional lives, just as EPF is at a pivotal place in its organizational life.  This kind of...
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State of Arkansas plans execution of eight convicts in a ten-day span beginning this Easter Monday

Update: The Episcopal Peace Fellowship applauds an Arkansas circuit judge’s April 14 blocking of a string of assembly line executions of seven prisoners that was slated to begin April 17 – day after Easter. EPF also backs the McKesson medical supply company that  sells the Pfizer...
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Day 2 – Holy Land Pilgrimage

Jeremiah 1:18 – And I for my part have made you today a fortified city, an iron pillar, and a bronze wall, against the whole land—against the kings of Judah, its princes, its priests, and the people of the land. —————               Tuesday was...
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Arrival and First Day in Jerusalem

Editor’s Note: This is the first reflection from seminarian Michael Kurth, EPF Young Adult Network Convener, while on a ten day pilgrimage to the Holy Land in March 2017. Michael is a Postulant in the Diocese of New York and currently attends Berkeley Divinity School at...
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