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Will tomorrow be like today?

Will tomorrow be like today?

October 1, 2014 | If tomorrow is anything like today, we’re in for a hard day’s night, scented with tear gas. It’s hard to blink without missing another beat of voracious and brutal hearts unleashed in the world. It’s a cable news network bonanza, with anchors as breathless as reporters on the Weather Channel during a hurricane. Read more »

The Bright Brilliance of Middle Schoolers

The Bright Brilliance of Middle Schoolers

September 29, 2014 | This is the next essay in our 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 one comes from Rev. David Weasley, director of youth and outreach at Zion Lutheran Church and board chair of the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists. Read more »

Communicating “Peace”: My Vocation as a Peacemaker

Communicating “Peace”: My Vocation as a Peacemaker

September 22, 2014 | This is the next essay in our 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 one comes from Jennifer Sanborn, pastor of Enfield American Baptist Church in Connecticut and a life coach for women. Read more »

No Job, No Food

September 19, 2014 | The following is a sermon by BPFNA member Meredith Guest that she shared with the Unitarian Universalist congregation of Petaluma, California on September 1, 2014. Read more »

A Place of Prayer

A Place of Prayer

September 17, 2014 | On Friday, August 29, 2014, American Baptist International Ministries missionaries Ray and Adalia Schellinger Gutierrez, along with ABCUSA General Secretary A. Roy Medley held a prayer vigil at Friendship Park in Tijuana, Mexico. The vigil was in response to the humanitarian crisis of unaccompanied minors fleeing violence and seeking refuge in the United States. Read more »

Gimme Shelter: My Vocation as a Peacemaker

Gimme Shelter: My Vocation as a Peacemaker

September 15, 2014 | This essay is the first in a series called Vocation of Peacemaking where we asked members and friends of the BPFNA to write brief essays on their peacemaking work. Stories come from students, activists, teachers, parents, pastors, lay people, and retirees who work for peace in their jobs, their communities, their families, their volunteer time, and their neighborhoods in a wide variety of ways. 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. Read more »

Christian Ethics: A Latin American Perspective and Peace

Christian Ethics: A Latin American Perspective and Peace

September 2, 2014 | BPFNA Board President Amaury Tañón-Santos was recently in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico teaching a course called "Christian Ethics: A Latin American Perspective and Peace" to seminarians at the Mayan Intercultural Seminary (SIM). The course lasted from August 25-29, 2014. The following is a brief report from Amaury about his time at SIM. Read more »


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