Paul R. Dekar's Building a Culture of Peace: Baptist Peace Fellowship of PDF

By Paul R. Dekar

ISBN-10: 1606082280

ISBN-13: 9781606082287

all over the world, millions of grassroots routine are confronting concerns like destruction of our environment, financial melancholy, human rights violations, non secular fundamentalism, and conflict. This e-book tells the brave tale of 1 such team. Organizing in 1939, Northern Baptists shaped the Baptist Pacifist Fellowship as a part of the Fellowship of Reconciliation. Southern Baptists shaped a parallel physique. Like this present day, it was once a time whilst assets of desire appeared challenging to discover. Discerning a necessity to help and fasten Baptist conscientious objectors within the usa, individuals confronted hostility in congregations and the state. at some point of the second one international battle, the Korean warfare, conflict in Vietnam and in other places, Baptists sustained a witness for peace and justice. through 1984, risk of nuclear guns resulted in formation of a much broader circle of resistance to the tradition of battle. hence, the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North the USA has introduced jointly Baptist peacemakers from round North the US and the realm. in spite of the fact that small in numbers or reviled, individuals were construction a tradition of peace via an interracial and foreign neighborhood. This publication is a useful source for these looking a brand new international of forgiveness, recognize for human rights, nonviolence, and peace.

"Always a minority yet constantly keen about residing into peace, the BPFNA has been a beacon of desire for peace-and-justice Baptists world wide. This tale had to be informed. Paul Dekar, as a life-long activist and solid historian, brings it to existence, reminding us in a full of life way--through genuine humans and events--of the centrality of following Jesus our peacemaker."
--Ross Langmead
Dean and Professor of Missiology, Whitley collage, Melbourne, Australia

"Regrettably, the paintings of the Baptist Peace Fellowship has remained a well-kept mystery. expectantly Paul Dekar's beneficiant scholarship--seasoned via his first-hand participation in a lot of this narrative--will push the lid off the tale so its illuminating strength is extra unleashed. Jubilate Deo!"
--Rev. Ken Sehested
founding director of the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America

"I've accomplished the ebook to my nice pleasure and pride. Paul Dekar has performed a very good task and is clearly the one individual in our midst who can have performed it. Had we no longer had Paul, we'd easily lose this background as our preserved, carrying on with tale. Paul is a superb historian, a superb guy, and the best of friends."
--George Williamson

"I loved each minute analyzing this e-book. it is a treasure. it is a tale that had to be advised, one who is full of the type of heroes that so usually stay unsung, the peacemaking kind.
--Lee A. McKenna
Association of Ontario healthiness Centres and clash transformation facilitator, Toronto, Ontario

Paul R. Dekar engages in the neighborhood of the Transfiguration, whose trip as a brand new monastic group is the topic of his newest e-book, released by way of Cascade Books in 2009. he's Chair of the nationwide Council of the USA bankruptcy of the Fellowship of Reconciliation and Emeritus Professor, Memphis Theological Seminary.

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