People of faith could play an important role in resolving the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine, a Baptist author and peacemaker said. “I have seen that mediation can be stimulated by non-governmental actors, including religious people. I have seen…
On Afghanistan, there were no innocent choices available
There were no morally unambiguous options, no innocent choices, facing President Joe Biden when it came to deciding what to do about the 20-year U.S. military engagement in Afghanistan that has cost the lives of nearly 2,500 U.S. troops, 3,800…
Panelists consider world peace in terms of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount
Easter is the high point of the Christian calendar, ending a period starting with Christmastime celebrations of Jesus’ birth through Lent to the resurrection on Easter Sunday. The Lenten season is a time for quiet and thoughtful reflection about Christ’s…
There are two Americas, and they are not on speaking terms
Sioux City, like most towns in the rural Midwest, went heavily for Trump in 2016. It was there that the Republican candidate claimed he could shoot somebody on Fifth Avenue without losing votes. Many of the Sioux Center residents interviewed…
God help us: holding fiercely to hope amid all the warmongering
It’s astonishing to consider that only a few weeks ago we celebrated the birth of the Prince of Peace. There are absolutely no words to express the contradiction between the meaning of Christmas and the practice of warmongering.
Companions of Jesus: partnering with followers of other faiths to pursue God’s vision of peace
An international gathering in Abu Dhabi was a hopeful sign of interfaith collaboration in peacemaking.
Months of violence leave Nicaraguan Christians on edge
Three months of violent crackdowns against anti-government protestors have put Nicaragua’s evangelical Christians in a precarious place, according to e-mails from a Baptist in the country forwarded by an American friend requesting anonymity. About 400 people have died in just…
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A legacy of peacemaking and inclusion
The 150-year-old Peace Cathedral in the Republic of Georgia has claimed the mantle of Christian peacemaking, investing in a vision of inclusive and merciful community. Established as First Baptist Church of Tbilisi, it serves as the mother church of the Evangelical Baptist Church of Georgia, an Alliance of Baptists’ Active Hope Partner.
Global Baptist peace gathering rescheduled for 2019
The sixth Global Baptist Peace Conference, scheduled July 15-20, 2019 — to be held in Cali, Colombia — will double as the annual summer conference for Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America-Bautistas por la Paz.