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A year like no other!

December 27, 2018 | My dear friends, there are a lot of new and exciting changes happening in 2019, and many of them are the result of the faithful witness of many people over the years. 2019 is going to be a year like no other year in the life of BPFNA~Bautistas por la Paz!  It is going to be a year of movement, changes, dislocation and relocation that will indeed grow our commitment for peace and justice throughout the world! It is a year that is going to be as exciting as it may be scary because we are daring to go where we have not gone before as an organization. [But] God is calling us to be a community of people who are moved into risky action by the depth of our hearts. Read more »

A reflection on the Migrant Caravan

December 12, 2018 | Recently we have been listening a lot in Mexico, thanks to the information disseminated in the media and social networks, about the phenomenon of the migrant caravan that began its journey through Mexico from October 2018, with the objective of reaching The United States of America. A contingent of approximately 8,400 people, mainly from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, left Central America and have been traveling through Mexico to go to the United States of America. This form of mobilization of migrants from Central America is not something new at all, for at least ten years these types of mobilizations have been carried out in caravans organized by groups of activists in southern Mexico, in a time close to the Easter time. But this mobilization has attracted the attention of the Mexican media and the United States, due to the situation of the arrival of Donald Trump to the presidency of the latter country in 2017 and the harsh measures that he has announced will apply to the members of this caravan who intend to cross the border. Read more »

Immersion in Tijuana

Immersion in Tijuana

December 12, 2018 | When I decided to participate in the Immersion in Tijuana 2018 experience, I had no idea of what it will mean to my life. I have never had to live the wretched experience of having to abandon my family or my country in search of “better” opportunities. It would be very difficult for me to uproot myself from my family. There were plenty of experiences lived in this immersion, yet I would like to highlight some that impacted my life the most. Read more »

New books from our members

December 10, 2018 | Here we feature a couple new books from BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz members Greg Jarrell (A Riff of Love) and Martha Kearse (The Sun is Up).  Read more »

Support the Migrant Caravan: A Resource Kit

December 3, 2018 | We have been deeply encouraged by the many of you who are seeking (and finding) ways of responding to the migrant caravan. We're also grateful to the MANY groups and organizations, formal and informal, that are taking action. We've compiled here some ways you and your church might get involved -- from simple ideas such as providing financial support to more challenging ones like acts of resistance along the border. Whatever you feel called to do, we hope that this compilation will be a support to you. Read more »

Photos of our children

December 3, 2018 | Whose children are in the photos from the border? If we believe that God is the Creator of the entire human family, then these are photos of our children. Our national immigration debate has suffered from the syndrome of “on the other hand…”  Yes, the suffering migrants, but on the other hand, the security of our borders! One of the greatest of this generation´s progressive theologians once said to me, “But we can´t simply have open borders…”  I find myself thinking: "why not"?  Read more »

Updated: Great Things to Give for the Holidays

November 28, 2018 | Every dollar you spend is a vote for the world you want to live in. Why give a tie or a candle to someone who already has more than they need? Why not make your gifts benefit people who could really use them? You work for peace rooted in justice! Shouldn’t your gift-giving do the same? Here are some gift-giving ideas for lovers of peace and justice. We’ve focused on grassroots efforts led by people we know so that you can be positive that your gift will matter and will be used wisely and well. Read more »

A call to the international community from the churches and faith-based organizations regarding the current plight of the Honduran migrant caravan

November 27, 2018 | The association “Juntos por La Dignidad Humana” (United for Human Dignity) comprised of different Christian churches, theological institutions, and faith-based organizations, is making this call out of respect, solidarity, and humanitarian support for the exodus of the Central American migrants that find themselves crossing Mexico and who will shortly be reaching the United States of America. We encourage both the Mexican government and United States' government, as well as international institutions, to provide the needed attention and protection to the thousands of Central American brothers and sisters who have opted to leave behind their countries in search of a better future for their families. It is of utmost importance that we implement new plans to face this contingency and any others that could arise to guarantee protection for all the families that decide to undertake this journey. Read more »

Today is #GivingTuesday!

November 27, 2018 | Thinking back to previous campaigns, I am thankful for everyone whose generosity has contributed to us exceeding our goals and enabling some truly powerful and necessary work for peace rooted in justice. Read more »

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