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The Borders I Cross

The Borders I Cross

April 6, 2015 | I am subbing in an English class at one of the local high schools. A tenth grade boy on the front row is eyeing me suspiciously. Getting eyed suspiciously is nothing new for me, but this guy’s not letting up. His glare is unremitting, almost unblinking. He slouches in his chair as if to get a better view of all 6’2” of me, chews pensively on the eraser of his pencil and stares up as I pace and talk and gesticulate about the importance of verbs. He is definitely skeptical, though I doubt he has heard a word I’ve said about verbs. Read more »

basadaEn contra del patriarcado: 20 Herramientas para que los hombres impulsen la revolución feminista

basadaEn contra del patriarcado: 20 Herramientas para que los hombres impulsen la revolución feminista

March 26, 2015 | Todos nosotros que somos hombres que creen en la justicia social, que queremos vidas saludables y hermosas para nuestros seres queridos, y que estamos trabajando para lograr cambios positivos en el mundo, comprometámonos o re-comprometámonos a hacer el feminismo central en nuestras vidas, valores y acciones. Es hora de que miles de hombres actúen valientemente en nuestra sociedad para impulsar la revolución feminista. Read more »

Justice at the Border: Equipping People and Communities of Faith to Respond to Injustices on the US-Mexico Border

Justice at the Border: Equipping People and Communities of Faith to Respond to Injustices on the US-Mexico Border

March 19, 2015 | Peach Jack was an attendee on the Justicia en la Frontera/Justice at the Border Friendship Tour to Ciudad Juárez and El Paso, TX. Originally published in "The Spire," the newsletter of Seattle First Baptist, her article addresses some of the important details of the trip itself as well as provides some useful information to help others formulate responses to questions concerning immigration and the issues around it. Peach is the director of congregational engagement at Seattle First Baptist (a BPFNA Partner Congregation). Read more »

Unsettled by Truth: A Border Awareness Experience

Unsettled by Truth: A Border Awareness Experience

February 25, 2015 | “It’s important to come to the border. To come here is to be unsettled by truth.” These were the words spoken to us by Ruben Garcia, one of the founders and the current executive director of Annunciation House, our host for the week in El Paso. Being unsettled by truth was the unofficial theme during the Justicia en la Frontera/Justice at the Border Friendship Tour. Read more »

Group of 15 attend BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz Friendship Tour to El Paso and Ciudad Juárez to learn about and experience border-related justice issues

Group of 15 attend BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz Friendship Tour to El Paso and Ciudad Juárez to learn about and experience border-related justice issues

February 25, 2015 | From February 8-15 a delegation of 15 attended the BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz Friendship Tour in El Paso, TX and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua. Called Justicia en la Frontera/Justice at the Border, the experience educated participants about the injustices occurring at the U.S./Mexico border and equipped them to assist others in strengthening their responses to border-related issues. Read more »

Chico Peace and Justice Center Viewspaper: Priorities

Chico Peace and Justice Center Viewspaper: Priorities

February 2, 2015 | The following story is part of the Vocation of Peacemaking series where we asked members and friends of BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz 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 Sandi John, a pastoral counselor and behavioral health nurse who also serves as secretary on the BPFNA board. Read more »


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