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Saturday Mornings

January 27, 2016 | Food insecurity is "the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food." According to the Food Bank of New York City, one in every eight New Yorkers is food insecure. That’s around 1,000,000 people. That statistic is even worse among vulnerable demographics: one in every five children and senior adults, one in six adult women, and almost one in three veterans is food insecure in New York City. While most of us take our next meal for granted, the threat of hunger is a constant companion for our clients. This is why eight people were lined up outside, over two hours early in spite of the temperature hovering just above freezing. Read more »

BPFNA's 2015 Annual Report

BPFNA's 2015 Annual Report

January 21, 2016 | We're very pleased to share with you the 2015 BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz Annual Report, which shows the wide array of work we accomplished throughout the past year! Read more »

Martin Luther King: Retos al amor

Martin Luther King: Retos al amor

January 15, 2016 | La experiencia del amor resulta ser el elemento más significativo de la vida de los seres humanos. Nuestra humanidad se realiza y alcanza su plenitud a través de una auténtica vivencia del amor. El amor debe ser así el proyecto  fundamental en la vida de cada persona y de cada sociedad. Nuestra desvinculación del amor, sea en el plano personal o social, resultará profundamente perjudicial al desarrollo de una vida humanizada y feliz. Esta perspectiva es central en el pensamiento del profeta negro Martin Luther King. Read more »

Crossing Borders: A Way of Death to a Way of Life

Crossing Borders: A Way of Death to a Way of Life

December 21, 2015 | Twenty-five years ago, on October 24, 1990, I boarded a plane to begin a new step on my journey towards the most significant border crossing in my life. For much of my adolescence the prayer I prayed the loudest was for God please, please to end my suffering; whether that end would come through my death or through a transformation of my life was irrelevant to me, I just hoped for an end. Somewhere in my teens I lost my faith in a loving God that would help me make my life better and began to believe that life was simply a matter of survival, and that God was, at best, nonexistent or, at worst, indifferent to my suffering. My courage to continue living was mostly dependent on the small sense of power I got from the knowledge that, if things got too bad for me to tolerate living anymore, I had the power to take my own life and end my suffering. Read more »

Walking in Missouri

Walking in Missouri

December 21, 2015 | I am still quite a ways from completely processing all that happened during our time in St. Louis and all that it might mean. The question I have for myself is what I will do with this new knowledge I have gained. How can I translate this experience into something that has benefit to my children? To my church and my community? To my country? I am not sure how to answer those questions yet. Read more »

Silly Games?: Postcard 3 from Uganda

Silly Games?: Postcard 3 from Uganda

December 15, 2015 | Then the Big Wind Blows for those who have ever participated in a demonstration. Those who have ever been arrested.  For those who have ever pointed a gun to kill. No one gets up. Read more »

Answering God's Call

Answering God's Call

December 14, 2015 | Late in January 2011, we received an email from the World Friendship Center (WFC) American Committee. They asked if we would consider becoming the Directors of the World Friendship Center, a peace organization in Hiroshima, Japan. They wanted us to start work in May.  Read more »

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