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Unsettled by Truth: A Border Awareness Experience

Unsettled by Truth: A Border Awareness Experience

February 25, 2015 | “It’s important to come to the border. To come here is to be unsettled by truth.” These were the words spoken to us by Rubin Garcia, one of the founders and the current executive director of Annunciation House, our host for the week in El Paso. Being unsettled by truth was the unofficial theme during the Justicia en la Frontera/Justice at the Border Friendship Tour. Read more »

Group of 15 attend BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz Friendship Tour to El Paso and Ciudad Juárez to learn about and experience border-related justice issues

Group of 15 attend BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz Friendship Tour to El Paso and Ciudad Juárez to learn about and experience border-related justice issues

February 25, 2015 | From February 8-15 a delegation of 15 attended the BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz Friendship Tour in El Paso, TX and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua. Called Justicia en la Frontera/Justice at the Border, the experience educated participants about the injustices occurring at the U.S./Mexico border and equipped them to assist others in strengthening their responses to border-related issues. Read more »

Chico Peace and Justice Center Viewspaper: Priorities

Chico Peace and Justice Center Viewspaper: Priorities

February 2, 2015 | The following story is part of the Vocation of Peacemaking series where we asked members and friends of BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz to write brief essays on their peacemaking work. Each story is a wonderful reminder that there are as many ways to live a life of peace as there are people, and that we can act for peace in real and important ways wherever we find ourselves. This essay comes from Sandi John, a pastoral counselor and behavioral health nurse who also serves as secretary on the BPFNA board. Read more »

A PET Project: My Vocation of Peacemaking

A PET Project: My Vocation of Peacemaking

January 26, 2015 | The following story is part of the Vocation of Peacemaking series where we asked members and friends of BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz to write brief essays on their peacemaking work. Each story is a wonderful reminder that there are as many ways to live a life of peace as there are people, and that we can act for peace in real and important ways wherever we find ourselves. This essay comes from Sid Rooy, retired pastor, missionary, and educator who now lives at Penney Retirement Community and volunteers in the PET (Personal Energy Transportation) production workshop. Read more »

Discussion Guide on Selma

January 20, 2015 | Compiled by BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz Board Member Rev. Kadia Edwards, this discussion guide will help provoke conversation around the issues presented in the newly-released film Selma and how these relate to the current conversation happening on race. Read more »

Here I Am: My Vocation as a Peacemaker

Here I Am: My Vocation as a Peacemaker

January 19, 2015 | The following story is part of the Vocation of Peacemaking series where we asked members and friends of BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz to write brief essays on their peacemaking work. Each story is a wonderful reminder that there are as many ways to live a life of peace as there are people, and that we can act for peace in real and important ways wherever we find ourselves. This essay comes from Eh Nay Thaw, a member of Crescent Hill Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky and a student at Centre College who frequent attends at the BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz Summer Conference. Read more »

CBF Partner Offers Free MLK Resource for Youth Ministry

CBF Partner Offers Free MLK Resource for Youth Ministry

January 15, 2015 | Written by Christine Powell Kellett, "Dream. Believe. Do." is a one-lesson Bible study that helps high school students connect the teaching of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to the scripture that informed his thoughts and actions. This lesson concludes with time for youth to reflect and identify specific ways they can take faith-based actions to respond to the issues around them today. Read more »

Dispatches from Ferguson:  A Two-Part Account of a Week in St. Louis

Dispatches from Ferguson: A Two-Part Account of a Week in St. Louis

January 13, 2015 | Nathan Watts, a BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz board member, works in Tucson, AZ, as a program organizer with BorderLinks, a nonprofit that specializes in education, immigration justice and social ethics. Nathan was in St. Louis to support Fellowship of Reconciliation representatives (Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou and Gretchen Honnold) who are organizing and training participant protestors in nonviolent civil disobedience. Read more »

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