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The Rising of Boaz Keibarack

The Rising of Boaz Keibarack

March 4, 2014 | As long as history can recall, the Turkana and Pokot ethnic groups have organized cattle raids against each other. Conflict began as a result of livestock theft, and the two groups have since been through numerous periods of war. The escalation of violence between Turkana and Pokot communities shows no sign of ending, and it is becoming increasingly destructive and less manageable. However, after attending a Conflict Transformation training led by Dan Buttry, a young man named Boaz Keibarack found the tools needed to go into these villages and conduct peace talks between the two warring groups. Read more »

The March in Raleigh

The March in Raleigh

March 4, 2014 | And a little child shall lead them! Ayden, age 9, is part of a BPFNA Partner Congregation. He shares here his reflections on participating in the Moral March in Raleigh, NC to protest recent moves of the North Carolina legislature.   Read more »

"Transform Now Plowshares" Activists Sentenced

February 27, 2014 | Three Catholic anti-nuke activists were sentenced yesterday (February 18) in Knoxville, TN. I was truly blessed to attend their sentencing along with many other supporters and came home deeply impacted, moved...and sad. Read more »

We Are Karen!

We Are Karen!

February 25, 2014 | Eh Nay Thaw, familiar to many of us as a Peace Camp attendee, was recently invited to speak at Centre College in Danville, KY. His speech is inspiring and moving, and we are grateful to be able to share it. (Eh Nay hopes to attend Centre as a student and is currently working to find the funds to make that possible.) Read more »

Moral March

Moral March

February 19, 2014 | Many BPFNA members and Partner Congregations took place in a Moral March on February 8, 2014 in Raleigh to protest what many consider an extreme and regressive agenda within the North Carolina legislature. Long-time member Deborah Lynn made the trek from Tennessee to participate and shares her reflections here. Read more »

Martin L. King y La Paz

Martin L. King y La Paz

January 14, 2014 | El legado de Martin L. King, a quien Don Abelardo Díaz Alfaro llamó El Cristo Negro, no se reduce a su destacada y firme oposición al discrimen racial y a las prácticas segregacionistas. Su compromiso fue más allá de la lucha por los derechos civiles insertándose en asuntos como la carrera armamentista, el militarismo y la cultura bélica de los E. U. de N. A. Read more »

Eyes to see in Post-Katrina New Orleans

Eyes to see in Post-Katrina New Orleans

January 9, 2014 | I can’t just be a tourist in New Orleans. Why? I see too much. I wish I could report the wonderful rebirth of the Upper and Lower 9th Wards of the city, but I can’t. The neighborhoods lag far behind others in redevelopment. This is not for lack of trying. Some say there are strong political forces with other plans for this land who are working behind the scenes to keep these neighborhoods full of empty lots. Read more »


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