General Assembly Update from Ed Thompson
June 2016

Ed's Update from General Assembly:  Day 6
                My day started out even earlier at 6:45 AM at the breakfast sponsored by the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship. (Yes I know that's 9:45 AM back east but I've been going to bed around midnight if not later, which is 3:00 AM back east. That's not a lot of sleep.)  The main speaker was the Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou, a 3rd generation, black Pentecostal Speaker who's done a lot of work in Ferguson, Missouri. He expressed what many of us were thinking when he said, "I'm not sure that God's even up this early." He then challenged us on the cost of racism. That's a poor summary of a powerful message. I think they recorded his talk and it will eventually end up on the Peace Fellowship's website, In the meantime you can read this account of his talk by the Presbyterian Outlook: A friend of mine, Bill Coop, received the 2016 Peacemaker Award at the breakfast.    Continue reading by clicking here.