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CBF Partner Offers Free MLK Resource for Youth Ministry

CBF Partner Offers Free MLK Resource for Youth Ministry

January 15, 2015 | Written by Christine Powell Kellett, "Dream. Believe. Do." is a one-lesson Bible study that helps high school students connect the teaching of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to the scripture that informed his thoughts and actions. This lesson concludes with time for youth to reflect and identify specific ways they can take faith-based actions to respond to the issues around them today. Read more »

Dispatches from Ferguson:  A Two-Part Account of a Week in St. Louis

Dispatches from Ferguson: A Two-Part Account of a Week in St. Louis

January 13, 2015 | Nathan Watts, a BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz board member, works in Tucson, AZ, as a program organizer with BorderLinks, a nonprofit that specializes in education, immigration justice and social ethics. Nathan was in St. Louis to support Fellowship of Reconciliation representatives (Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou and Gretchen Honnold) who are organizing and training participant protestors in nonviolent civil disobedience. Read more »

My Vocation as a Peacemaker

My Vocation as a Peacemaker

January 12, 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 Joao Matwawana, a former BPFNA board member who has served in a wide variety of peacemaking roles all around the world. Read more »

Grief Echoes

Grief Echoes

December 22, 2014 | We might change, the world might change, if only we could learn that, like a gunshot, grief echoes. Read more »

A Meditation for Advent 2014

A Meditation for Advent 2014

December 12, 2014 | “I’m in no mood for Advent, “ I thought, glimpsing the purple banner emblazoned with the candle of hope. From Freetown to Ferguson, mothers are weeping over the bloody bodies of their children. From Ayotzinapa to New York City, fathers are crying out over the murder of their daughters and their sons. Children sob for their parents. Parents wail for their children. Widows and orphans are being created day by day by bloody day. How can we speak now of hope, peace, love, and joy? And yet... Read more »

Vincent Harding, Rest in Peace

December 11, 2014 | When I received the news that one of my dearest mentors, “Uncle” Dr. Vincent G. Harding had passed away, I had just finished some research he invited me to do for him as he was preparing to dedicate time to a memoir he’d long planned to write. Dr. Harding had asked me to collect some of the essays he wrote in the 1960s. When I heard of his aneurysm, I called his cell phone and left him a message saying that I was thinking of and praying for him, and that I looked forward to hearing what he wanted me to do with the essays I’d collected. As I write these words, I still have those essays on my desk, and I wish so badly that I could call Uncle Vincent and have his voice advise me on what I ought to do with them. Read more »


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