IPMN Shuts Down Controversial Facebook Page

Presbyterians for Middle East Peace agrees with the decision of the Israel Palestine Mission Network (IPMN-PCUSA), a group chartered by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA), to shut down the IPMN Facebook page.  IPMN cited its inability to properly monitor the content of the IPMN Facebook page as a major reason for its decision. The IPMN Facebook page contained material that drew sharp criticism from inside the Presbyterian Church and in the Jewish community. To gain an understanding of the nature of some of the material posted on the IPMN facebook page, we strongly suggest reading an article on the subject recently produced by the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA): Confronting Anti-Semitism in Presbyterian Network.

Freedom of speech is a cherished American right and Presbyterian value.  At the same time, a church sanctioned organization cannot be associated with the distribution of ideas and images that go against core principles of our faith. PFMEP commits itself to monitoring closely any and all material on our website to make sure it is consistent with the values of our faith.