“The Peace Innovators” by Dan Buttry

My first peace book came out in 1992, Christian Peacemaking: From Heritage to Hope (for a free download click here).  Another book came out at the same time with similar themes and some of the same stories, Religion: The Missing Dimension of Statecraft edited by Douglas Johnston and Cynthia Sampson.  Inside the cover jacket former U.S. Secretary of… Read more »

“Resiliency in Puerto Rico” by Mylinda Baits

For the director of music. A maskil of David. When Doeg the Edomite had gone to Saul and told him: “David has gone to the house of Ahimelek.” Why do you boast of evil, you mighty hero? Why do you boast all day long, you who are a disgrace in the eyes of God? You who practice deceit,… Read more »

Accompaniment Ministry by Sharon Buttry

August 8, 2018 To walk alongside another person in the ministry of accompaniment means I choose to walk with an open heart, expectant that we we are learning together from each other. We are sharing our joys and sorrows with the same feeling for each other.We are working together, shoulder to shoulder, hand to hand, walking in… Read more »

“An Important Decision” by Veronika Voloshyna

AN IMPORTANT DECISION I learned Conflict Transformation (CT) in 2011 through experiential learning and liked it very much, first, because it’s non-violent, and, second, because it’s experiential, and, third, because conflict is understood as potentially positive and productive force for change. As a result, I made a decision to consciously choose non-violence. In the beginning… Read more »