“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 »

“A Sad Fathers’ Day” by Dan Buttry

On this 2018 Father’s Day, as a father I can’t help thinking about the current crisis of shattered families because of our enforcement of immigration policies.  Watching children cry and hard-hearted officials defend their actions with Bible verses reminds me that there is deep history here. We are facing the consequences of things that are… Read more »