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No Job, No Food

September 19, 2014 | The following is a sermon by BPFNA member Meredith Guest that she shared with the Unitarian Universalist congregation of Petaluma, California on September 1, 2014. Read more »

A Place of Prayer

A Place of Prayer

September 17, 2014 | On Friday, August 29, 2014, American Baptist International Ministries missionaries Ray and Adalia Schellinger Gutierrez, along with ABCUSA General Secretary A. Roy Medley held a prayer vigil at Friendship Park in Tijuana, Mexico. The vigil was in response to the humanitarian crisis of unaccompanied minors fleeing violence and seeking refuge in the United States. Read more »

Gimme Shelter: My Vocation as a Peacemaker

Gimme Shelter: My Vocation as a Peacemaker

September 15, 2014 | This essay is the first in a series called Vocation of Peacemaking where we asked members and friends of the BPFNA to write brief essays on their peacemaking work. Stories come from students, activists, teachers, parents, pastors, lay people, and retirees who work for peace in their jobs, their communities, their families, their volunteer time, and their neighborhoods in a wide variety of ways. 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. Read more »

Christian Ethics: A Latin American Perspective and Peace

Christian Ethics: A Latin American Perspective and Peace

September 2, 2014 | BPFNA Board President Amaury Tañón-Santos was recently in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico teaching a course called "Christian Ethics: A Latin American Perspective and Peace" to seminarians at the Mayan Intercultural Seminary (SIM). The course lasted from August 25-29, 2014. The following is a brief report from Amaury about his time at SIM. Read more »

Letters from Archbishop Malkhaz Songulashvili

Letters from Archbishop Malkhaz Songulashvili

July 17, 2014 | The following are letters from Archbishop Malkhaz Songulashvili, from the Evangelical Baptist Church of Georgia, who is in Lebanon visiting refugees, ministering to the people, and bringing food and medical supplies. Read more »

Jesus Mandate: Peace and Stewardship

Jesus Mandate: Peace and Stewardship

May 30, 2014 | Modern biblical scholarship has enabled critically thinking Christians to understand what the historical Jesus actually said and what was tacked on later to serve the interests of Rome and early church leaders, but those original messages remain politically inconvenient today. Read more »

Conflict Transformation Training in the Rift Valley, Kenya

Conflict Transformation Training in the Rift Valley, Kenya

May 12, 2014 | The following is a report from our friend Boaz Keibarak on a series of Conflict Transformation trainings held from April 8-14, 2014 in four villages in the Rift Valley in Kenya. The trainings are an ongoing effort to ease conflict and tension between two warring groups in the region: the Pokot and Turkana. In October 2013, 135 people were killed during an eruption of violence in the area. Read more »

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