Peace Out: Week Four

Fr. Will Wauters, vicar at Sante Fe Episcopal Church in San Antonio, TX and his wife, Ana, showed Steven and me an amazing night out, including a stop for a photo with this mural at Mi Tierra, the most colorful and captivating Mexican restaurant in Market Square. This wall evokes...
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Peace Out: Week One

Ron Damholt organizes the North Dallas Peace Partner’s monthly Peace Post at “The Fig” The Lord shall give strength to his people; the Lord shall give his people the blessing of peace. Psalm 29:11   Our first Sunday out of the starting gate could not have...
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Happy New Year from Melanie!

  Happy New Year, and Merry Christmas, from EPF’s Executive Director! At the dawn of this brand new year, I am looking out from my very familiar desk through a very familiar window, knowing that soon, all of this familiar will be left behind.  It seems odd to be starting a...
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Melanie Merkle Atha, EPF Executive Director

Melanie Merkle Atha has demonstrated her dedication to advancing peace and peacemaking around the world in her roles as collaborative lawyer, collaborative practice group non-profit founder, and, most importantly, as a baptized Christian.  She will take on the responsibilities of...
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Announcing the search for an EPF Executive Director

In our 80th year we have, since our founding, been formed by a commitment to the Baptismal Covenant which calls us to “seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself,” and to “strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of...
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Reflections on a Standing Rock pilgrimage

Yesterday I went for a hike in the woods by my house. Immediately the stress of work and home and the world began to melt away as I traveled deeper into the woods. I was filled with new questions about these familiar woods. Who walked these woods before anyone else could remember...
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So you heard about Standing Rock…

So you heard about Standing Rock… What did you hear? Where did you hear it? Social Media, private Security Forces, Local News Outlets, National News including Networks, and first person reporting have all been used to spread the #NoDAPL, Standing With Standing Rock, and Pro-0il...
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Following the Prince of Peace and ending gun violence

Author George Clifford served as a Navy chaplain for twenty-four years, taught ethics, and now serves as priest associate at the Parish of St Clement in Honolulu. He blogs at Ethical Musings.   According to a widely reported statistic, there are 89 privately owned guns in...
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10 Ways Your Church Can Reduce Gun Violence

Reducing gun violence is a profoundly spiritual issue. As followers of Jesus Christ, who died at the hands of violence, we are called as Christians to alleviate suffering in our broken world and be agents of love and healing. From preaching to teaching to hosting community...
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