June 2, 2017
"In our tears and agony, we hold our children close and confront the truth: The future is dark. But my faith dares me to ask: What if this darkness is not the darkness of the tomb, but the darkness of the womb? What if our America is not dead but a country still waiting to be born? What if the story of America is one long labor? What if all the mothers who came before us, who survived genocide and occupation, slavery and Jim Crow, racism and xenophobia, political oppression and sexual assault, are standing behind us now, whispering in our ear: You are brave!"
The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States has rocked the world, its implications reaching quite literally the entire globe. The work of seeking peace rooted in justice has certainly shifted as the very old realities of racism, bigotry, and violence have become visible in a new way. We are grateful for all the ways BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz members and Partner Churches are responding. We pledge to support you in that work and to continue our mission to gather, equip, and mobilize people of faith to create a culture of peace.
We have been collecting some concrete ideas for action. Click here to be directed to those. Some are US-specific and others could be taken up anywhere. We also welcome you to share your thoughts with us on further action and, with your permission, we will multiply the effects of those efforts by also sharing your ideas with the broader BPFNA community.
We are better together.