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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 »

Joy in the Air! A Reflection from the People's Climate March

Joy in the Air! A Reflection from the People's Climate March

October 7, 2014 | We walked behind the bold red Baptist Peace Fellowship banner, which provided a space for us to gather and to keep up with each other during the march. We walked on the hard surfaces of street and sidewalk that beat my feet while my heart was singing, singing with wonder at the diverse community that had come together, singing with hope. Read more »

Bible Stories, Kids and Peacemaking: My Vocation as a Peacemaker

Bible Stories, Kids and Peacemaking: My Vocation as a Peacemaker

October 6, 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 Tama Ward Balisky, the artistic and storytelling director of Sacred Canopy, a non-profit in Vancouver that uses storytelling to explore faith and world culture. Read more »

Will tomorrow be like today?

Will tomorrow be like today?

October 1, 2014 | If tomorrow is anything like today, we’re in for a hard day’s night, scented with tear gas. It’s hard to blink without missing another beat of voracious and brutal hearts unleashed in the world. It’s a cable news network bonanza, with anchors as breathless as reporters on the Weather Channel during a hurricane. Read more »

The Bright Brilliance of Middle Schoolers

The Bright Brilliance of Middle Schoolers

September 29, 2014 | This is the next essay in our 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 one comes from Rev. David Weasley, director of youth and outreach at Zion Lutheran Church and board chair of the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists. Read more »

Communicating “Peace”: My Vocation as a Peacemaker

Communicating “Peace”: My Vocation as a Peacemaker

September 22, 2014 | This is the next essay in our 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 one comes from Jennifer Sanborn, pastor of Enfield American Baptist Church in Connecticut and a life coach for women. Read more »

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