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Do You Have a Bible-Sized View of Peace? The Peace Gap in Evangelical Churches

I recently attended a conference at the Naval War College in Rhode Island on Religion and Security in World Affairs. I loved the lectures and the lively interaction. Yet something deeper was being stirred in me. I could not pinpoint what it was until I recalled the statement by Martin Luther King Jr. that those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war.

Following Jesus into Real Friendships with Others

The fruit of Jesus-centered peacemaking is real, authentic friendship. This is much more than a politely-tolerate-one-another level of friendship, because Jesus calls us to actively love others, even those with whom we have real differences.

Featured Peacemaker: Bob Roberts

As we continue our series of featured peacemakers here on the blog, today we highlight Bob Roberts, a must-know in the world of peacemaking.

Love Looks Like Henna, Falafel, and Mary Kay

The laughter of women, the smell of Mediterranean delicacies, and the array of beauty products filled Maha's home. For two days, her house was transformed to funnel compassion into action.

Oil, Cows, and Benevolence: Insights on Sudan

I remember sometime in my educational process becoming aware of and wrestling with the term benevolent dictator. As a western, independent child of the enlightenment, I had assumed all dictators were bad dictators...

Where the Love of God is Felt

While our relationship may be non-traditional, we are friends, co-constructors of peace, and servants of God. Muslim and Christian. Fatima and Rebecca. Matriarchs of the faith. Somali and American.

Featured Peacemaker: Josh Daneshforooz

In the coming months, we'll be highlighting a different Jesus-centered peacemaker or organization once a month. These are people that you need to know if you are interested in peacemaking, and the first one we'd like to highlight is Josh Daneshforooz.

Seeing the Noah Movie from Muslim and Christian Perspectives

Have you heard about this new Noah movie? It is making some waves. What keeps coming to my mind is how Jesus would react to it. Can it be used for peacemaking in the way of Jesus?

We Are Fellow Pilgrims

We are fellow pilgrims, wanting to know God and to do His will. This was our motto, our sincere statement of life purpose and understanding between us. Five men around the table, holy books open, sipping tea and snacking on homemade pastries.

A Special Luncheon

By taking the time to meet our neighbors, new friendships can be formed. There may be many things we don't agree on, but there is one thing that we do agree upon: God is great and He is our creator. He desires that His children love and care for one another.