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Friday, May 15, 2015

Call For Peace

I am an American Baptist Churches USA denominational pastor. After the recent violence in our cities involving police and African American men, American Baptist Churches USA released the following article: http://www.abc-usa.org/2015/05/12/american-baptists-call-for-peace-following-recent-police-killings/

This is recommended reading for anyone, in my opinion. 

Here is the challenge the denomination gives to American Baptists everywhere. I firmly believe everyone could use these methods successfully: 

Therefore, as a sign of our prophetic calling, we call upon all American Baptists,
American Baptist churches, and American Baptist organizations to do the following:

1. To be peacemakers, builders of God’s shalom;
2. To work for the prevention of violence, the peaceful resolution of conflicts and just reconciliation;
3. To advocate for a more responsible media;
4. To challenge ideologies, structures, politics and policies that lead to violence.

Wishing you all peace ... and the desire to work for peace. 

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