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Peacemaking

“I was in prison and you visited me…” Matthew 25:36

Mini Series on Corrections Issues. Sun., Mar. 5 & 12, 11:15 a.m., Witherspoon Parlor. The Pennsylvania Prison Society, founded in 1787 to fight the harsh corporal punishments of the day has continued to work against mistreatment and warehousing of prisoners. On March 5, Executive Director Ann Schwartzman of the society will discuss how they help prisoners through rehabilitation so that they may reconnect in healthy ways with their communities, repair the harm they have done, and not return to prison. On March 12, Kate Germond, Executive Director of Centurion Ministries a program that works with men and women who are serving life or death sentences for crimes they did not commit will discuss the work that they are doing. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Our church cares about issues related to peacemaking and strives to serve as an advocate for peace in the family, the community, and the wider world. We offer educational programs examining critical issues and provide the information you need to take direct action and make an impact.

Our areas of focus include building interfaith understanding, advocating for peace and justice in Israel/Palestine, and preventing gun violence resulting from illegal sales of handguns in our communities. We have sponsored informative programs about land mines and engaged in efforts to breech divides within the Presbyterian denomination.

Funds for our efforts come from the annual Peacemaking Offering collected each October on World Communion Sunday. Click here to view the "Peacemaking: Heeding God's Call" video, and stay tuned for information about upcoming programs and initiatives.

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