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Four Days in the Life of the BPFNA

November 21, 2014 | Peace, we know, is rooted in justice. We are beyond grateful for our dear friends and colleagues who work for it. See what some of your fellow peacemakers have been up to - just within the last four days! Read more »

November 20 declared a World Day of Fasting, Prayer, and Action

November 20, 2014 | Today (Thursday, November 20) has been declared a WORLD DAY OF FASTING, PRAYER AND ACTION IN SOLIDARITY WITH Ayotzinapa. This day will remember the 43 missing (almost certainly murdered) students and call for justice. In solidarity, we share these two pieces promoting truth-telling and "the legitimate demand for justice in the spirit of peacemaking and nonviolence, so urgent and necessary in our country." We stand with all those acting in creative and courageous ways for real peace in the midst of deep violence. Read more »

Elderspirit: Our Vocation of Peacemaking

Elderspirit: Our Vocation of Peacemaking

November 17, 2014 | The following story is part of the Vocation of Peacemaking series where we asked members and friends of the BPFNA 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 Linda and Bill Mashburn, long-time BPFNA members who recently moved to a retirement community in Abingdon, VA. Read more »

‘Veterans for Peace’ Call Us to Remember

‘Veterans for Peace’ Call Us to Remember

November 11, 2014 | This year, American Veterans for Peace chapters are asking cities, towns, schools, churches and other houses of worship around the U.S. and the world to reconsider the original intent of creating a public recognition of November 11th by adopting a procedure of bell ringing so as to honor peace and encourage their congregations to denounce war as a means of settling differences. Read more »

From Street Boy to President of Peace: My Vocation as a Peacemaker

From Street Boy to President of Peace: My Vocation as a Peacemaker

November 10, 2014 | The following story is part of the Vocation of Peacemaking series where we asked members and friends of the BPFNA 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 Boaz Keibarak, the president and founder of Kingdom of Peace and Development (KOPAD) which works for reconciliation and peaceful stability among inter-tribal communities in Kenya and across Uganda and Southern Sudan. Read more »

Loving My Enemies: My Vocation as a Peacemaker

Loving My Enemies: My Vocation as a Peacemaker

November 3, 2014 | The following story is part of the Vocation of Peacemaking series where we asked members and friends of the BPFNA 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 Zachary Moon, a military chaplain serving the U.S. Marine Corps and author of the forthcoming book, Coming Home: Ministry That Matters with Veterans and Military Families. Read more »

My Vocation as a Peacemaker

My Vocation as a Peacemaker

October 27, 2014 | The following story is part of the Vocation of Peacemaking series where we asked members and friends of the BPFNA 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 Laurel Dykstra, Anglican priest and community-based activist and writer, who lives in East Vancouver. Read more »

A New Calling: My Vocation of Peacemaking

A New Calling: My Vocation of Peacemaking

October 20, 2014 | The following story is part of the Vocation of Peacemaking series where we asked members and friends of the BPFNA 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 author Adele Pfrimmer Hensley, who writes poetry on her life with Parkinson's disease and has published three children's books to support and educate children who have a seriously ill adult in their lives. Read more »

My Vocation as a Peacemaker

My Vocation as a Peacemaker

October 13, 2014 | The following story is part of the Vocation of Peacemaking series where we asked members and friends of the BPFNA 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 Kate Fields, a 2nd Year at Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, TX and a young adult in the BPFNA's Companioning Program. Read more »

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