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New Eyes: A Call to Action

November 26, 2014 | A reflection on Ferguson from Reverend Kadia A. Edwards, a BPFNA member and member of the BPFNA Board of Directors, elected to represent the Youth and Young Adults. Read more »

Responses to Ferguson

November 25, 2014 | In the aftermath of yesterday's non-indictment in Ferguson, here are some actions you can take and some reflections you may find helpful. If you have something to share with the BPFNA network, PLEASE send it to us so we can share it. Read more »

Responses to President Obama's Speech on Immigration

November 24, 2014 | We are grateful for the many people and many churches in so many places speaking for and acting for justice. Here you'll find some of the most thoughtful responses we've seen to President Obama's speech on immigration. Keep watching for more information and resources on this topic and more. Read more »

Building a Culture of Peace: The Vocation of Peacemaking

Building a Culture of Peace: The Vocation of Peacemaking

November 24, 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 Luis G. Collazo, a retired religion and ethics professor at the InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico and pastor in the Baptist Churches of Puerto Rico. Read more »

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 »

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