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El Jesus Crucificado

El Jesus Crucificado

March 24, 2016 | Jesús de Nazaret constituyó para sus tiempos, como también para hoy, un desafío a las hegemonías que pretenden perpetuar estructuras injustas. Su mensaje constituyó  así la causal lógica de su crucifixión. No hay en él la figura de alguien que es condenado por Dios ha inmolarse sino la del profeta elegido que es crucificado. Fue ese mensaje, que en su contenido y en su fundamento amenazó y desafió aquella estructura opresiva que representaba el “Templo”. No es sorpresa el señalar que el “Templo” era precisamente el centro de acumulación de riqueza y opulencia más importante de Israel en tiempos de Jesús. La élite religiosa corresponde hoy a los que con vehemencia impúdica defienden el neoliberalismo y sus prácticas obsesiva-compulsiva de acumular riqueza. Read more »

The Role of the Church in Times Such as These

The Role of the Church in Times Such as These

March 21, 2016 | In times such as these, what does the Church need to look like? The Church can put its head in the sand and hold onto the familiar. Or the church can position itself with open arms and hearts, with daring and bold imaginations. The Church can brazenly, freely, fearlessly offer itself for the sake of this world which God fiercely loves. Read more »

Members selected for BPFNA Working Group on Centering Black Lives

March 8, 2016 | In February 2016, BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz formed a Working Group on Centering Black Lives in Pursuit of Racial Justice. For at least one year, the group will assist BPFNA board and staff in its work to prioritize centering Black life in the organization in pursuit of liberation for all. Read more »

BPFNA Goals for 2016

March 3, 2016 | The BPFNA board and staff present to you our goals for 2016. Please pray for the success of this work as we go forward together to further fulfill our mission and better live into our four-nation identity. Read more »

Something in the Water: Privilege and Poison in Flint Michigan

February 18, 2016 | It must be something in the water, they say… When a common trend takes hold of a community. Like a bunch of women in the same church get pregnant at the same time; or an extended family has a big wave of weddings in one summer; or a bunch of houses in the neighborhood go on the market at the same time... In the instance of a small town in Michigan, it is not proverbial. It is no folksy appellation... It is cloudy; it is dirty; it is poison. And somebody, somewhere knew about it and did nothing... What’s in the water in Flint is the living embodiment of white privilege; and a living example of how real and present racism still is in our culture. Read more »

This Love

This Love

February 17, 2016 | The memories were as fresh as the pineapple and papaya on my breakfast plate at Casa Elinda in Santa Clara... I found a hunger for peace that brought people from their stories and wrapped them together in a deep love that knew not only one homeland. I had been afraid of this love when I arrived. Yet, this love called to me strongly... It was a love that called for me to recreate my life in its wonder, in its nonviolence, and in its hope. Read more »

¡Miren que bueno, que bueno es!

¡Miren que bueno, que bueno es!

February 10, 2016 | Swimming in a tidal pool with a freshwater spring bubbling up from below, jumping off coral formations and telling family stories. Listening to reggaeton while sitting on the Malecon. Barefoot salsa dancing. Stories were shared about the struggles of being a gay man in a machismo culture. Translating jokes from Spanish into English and back again. Digging deep into theologies of peace and justice. Talking about learning to be an ally in the #blacklivesmatter and Standing Up for Racial Justice work in the USA. Praying and walking and singing and worshipping and loving together. Read more »


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