Guidelines for Jesus-Centered Peacemakers in Tumultuous Times

We in Peace Catalyst International seek to be faithful peacemakers in a divided country. The following 11 guidelines describe our commitments and aspirations. May they guide, strengthen and encourage you as well in these tumultuous times. Jesus was the embodiment of peace and peacemaking. Jesus was also a peace disturber at times. When he cleansed […]

Somali-American Peace Feast

Building Peace and Friendship in Columbus, Ohio

  by Delaine Thomas “I’m worried. I’m worried for my community. I’m worried about the imminent backlash. I’m worried about the increase of anti-Somali, anti-Muslim, and anti-refugee rhetoric that will be used to explain the suspect’s motive. I’m worried that my community will be forced, once again, to prove their humanity to this nation. I […]

Fuller Journal: Evangelicals and Islamophobia

    “Within a hyper-Islamized-American context, evangelicals have responded to Islam in a myriad of ways. On the one hand, some evangelicals have responded through expressions of fear and condemnation. This is a response which views Islam as terroristic, violent and a threat to ‘Western values.’ Yet another reaction is confusion and paralysis. As a […]

Offering an Alternative Narrative

Peacemaking is real people in real relationship

  “For all practical purposes, it looks like a classic church potluck dinner at Cole Community Church. Great big pans of food send out scintillating aromas on long tables; a warm buzz of conversation and laughter greets guests as they arrive. This, however, is not your average church dinner. This is a Peace Feast. Half […]