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‘Veterans for Peace’ Call Us to Remember

‘Veterans for Peace’ Call Us to Remember

November 11, 2014 | This year, American Veterans for Peace chapters are asking cities, towns, schools, churches and other houses of worship around the U.S. and the world to reconsider the original intent of creating a public recognition of November 11th by adopting a procedure of bell ringing so as to honor peace and encourage their congregations to denounce war as a means of settling differences. Read more »

From Street Boy to President of Peace: My Vocation as a Peacemaker

From Street Boy to President of Peace: My Vocation as a Peacemaker

November 10, 2014 | The following story is part of the Vocation of Peacemaking series where we asked members and friends of the BPFNA 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 Boaz Keibarak, the president and founder of Kingdom of Peace and Development (KOPAD) which works for reconciliation and peaceful stability among inter-tribal communities in Kenya and across Uganda and Southern Sudan. Read more »

Loving My Enemies: My Vocation as a Peacemaker

Loving My Enemies: My Vocation as a Peacemaker

November 3, 2014 | The following story is part of the Vocation of Peacemaking series where we asked members and friends of the BPFNA 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 Zachary Moon, a military chaplain serving the U.S. Marine Corps and author of the forthcoming book, Coming Home: Ministry That Matters with Veterans and Military Families. Read more »

My Vocation as a Peacemaker

My Vocation as a Peacemaker

October 27, 2014 | The following story is part of the Vocation of Peacemaking series where we asked members and friends of the BPFNA 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 Laurel Dykstra, Anglican priest and community-based activist and writer, who lives in East Vancouver. Read more »

A New Calling: My Vocation of Peacemaking

A New Calling: My Vocation of Peacemaking

October 20, 2014 | The following story is part of the Vocation of Peacemaking series where we asked members and friends of the BPFNA 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 author Adele Pfrimmer Hensley, who writes poetry on her life with Parkinson's disease and has published three children's books to support and educate children who have a seriously ill adult in their lives. Read more »

My Vocation as a Peacemaker

My Vocation as a Peacemaker

October 13, 2014 | The following story is part of the Vocation of Peacemaking series where we asked members and friends of the BPFNA 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 Kate Fields, a 2nd Year at Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, TX and a young adult in the BPFNA's Companioning Program. Read more »

Joy in the Air! A Reflection from the People's Climate March

Joy in the Air! A Reflection from the People's Climate March

October 7, 2014 | We walked behind the bold red Baptist Peace Fellowship banner, which provided a space for us to gather and to keep up with each other during the march. We walked on the hard surfaces of street and sidewalk that beat my feet while my heart was singing, singing with wonder at the diverse community that had come together, singing with hope. Read more »

Bible Stories, Kids and Peacemaking: My Vocation as a Peacemaker

Bible Stories, Kids and Peacemaking: My Vocation as a Peacemaker

October 6, 2014 | The following story is part of the Vocation of Peacemaking series where we asked members and friends of the BPFNA 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 Tama Ward Balisky, the artistic and storytelling director of Sacred Canopy, a non-profit in Vancouver that uses storytelling to explore faith and world culture. Read more »


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