Ron and Pam Ferguson
Ron and Pam Ferguson, copastors from Indiana who have lived and worked in conflict and refugee situations in Sudan, Uganda, and Kenya, say that both the gospel and their personal experiences motivate their work to promote peace and prevent violence. Ron and Pam both describe their years in Africa as transformative. Seeing the effects of war at a personal level, in the faces of its victims, left an indelible mark on the couple. It also taught them that improving these conditions will require changing U.S. policy in Washington, especially since many of the wounds are inflicted by weapons supplied through U.S. channels.
Since their years in Africa, the Fergusons have moved to Indiana, where they work to build support for FCNL in Indiana Yearly Meeting. Ron does this as the clerk of the Peace and Social Concerns Committee, where he keeps FCNL on the agenda of most meetings. He also has instituted a monthly "peace advocacy Sunday" in a church school class he teaches, combining issue information from FCNL's website with a scripture reflection and providing a sample letter to help class members write to Indiana's congressional delegation. Ron and Pam consider FCNL's work to be deeply important, and they find that it provides a natural, practical expression for their Quaker Christianity.See more network profiles