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Saved by Friendship

Saved by Friendship

July 25, 2013 | What does it mean to be “friends” with someone? How many friends do we have? Who are these people that we consider our friends and why do we consider them “friends” and not just “people we know” or “acquaintances”?...Today we are going to talk about friendship, and what does it mean to be transformed and to be saved by it. How does that apply to our work as peacemakers in today’s world? Read more »

Radical Hospitality in the Real World

Radical Hospitality in the Real World

July 23, 2013 | Perhaps this is the radical hospitality I have to learn to practice – to welcome both the wheat and the tares into my heart -- to embrace and tell the lovely stories of grace along with the wrenching stories of unredeemed grief and the stories that I don’t yet know how to define or understand. I think this is also a practice of peace-making – both because I have to – we have to – make peace with the fact that this is the world in which we live – and because, if we are to act, it can only be by keeping our hearts open to both the deep, deep pain of this world and its deep, deep joy and beauty. Read more »

Transform Me, Transform You, Transform the World!

Transform Me, Transform You, Transform the World!

July 8, 2013 | From May 13-24, 2013 Lee McKenna and Evelyn Hanneman led a two-week Conflict Transformation Training of Trainers near Asheville, North Carolina. Over the course of this training, 13 people from Canada, the United States and Mexico shared a unique experience of training, learning, Bible Study and prayer that for many was indeed a transformative experience. Read more »

A Declaration from Archbishop Malkhaz Songhulashvili

A Declaration from Archbishop Malkhaz Songhulashvili

July 3, 2013 | On May 17, 2013 approximately 40,000 anti-gay protesters attacked a group of LGBT activists attempting to hold a 30 minute-long silent protest. The Archbishop’s declaration on this issue was immediately published has been widely circulated in Georgia. Read more »

Patchwork Peace

Patchwork Peace

April 10, 2013 | Peace resembles a patchwork quilt. A quilt contains pieces of cloth from relatives or neighbors. Peace contains agreements from countries or cultures from all over the world. A patchwork quilt begins when clothing is torn but there are pieces left of the past legacy that is still valuable fabric. What is left is carefully sewn together to make a quilt to keep you warm and comfortable. Peace is much the same, often beginning when a conflict ceases. Peace represents what is valuable to the future of a shared community. Read more »

It Started with Two Words...

It Started with Two Words...

January 30, 2013 | Lekil Kuxlejal. Abundant Life. When Dr. Amaury Tañón-Santos had the students at the Mayan Intercultural Seminary (SIM) in Chiapas, Mexico discuss different meanings of the word peace, this term emerged from the students and stood out from the rest. Read more »


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