How To Do Jesus-Centered Peace Building

by Bryan Carey Jesus-centered peace building work requires an internal disposition and some simple practical steps. Internally, peace building requires the mindset to first seek to understand others, rather than seeking to be understood (James 1:19), as well as theological humility, which allows us to admit the limitations of our knowledge and understanding. When we […]

Post-War Peacebuilding in Bosnia and Herzegovina

by Bryan and Stephanie Carey It’s difficult to describe a place like Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The entire Balkan region is fascinatingly complex, deeply unsettled, and yet distinctly charming. We’ve fallen in love with the beautiful normalcy of BiH’s ethno-religious diversity, the incredible people who live here, and their wisdom and relentless courage. We live […]

Muslim and Mexican Discrimination in Trump’s America

by Rick Love Emotions run high and reasonable discourse runs low when the subjects of the travel ban or immigration come up. But whether you protest or praise particular policies, one thing is undebatable: both Muslims and Mexicans/Latinos face blatant discrimination in Trump’s America. Why is this the case, and how should Republican and Democrat […]

Supreme Court Travel Ban Ruling: How Do We Respond?

Today the Supreme Court has issued a ruling upholding President Trump’s travel ban on people from several Muslim-majority countries. As peacemakers, we are deeply disturbed by the anti-Muslim sentiment that has surrounded this travel ban and the ways that prejudice and discrimination have increased in our nation’s rhetoric. As Christians we stand with our Muslim […]

Ramadan 101: What is Eid?

Ramadan is coming to a close, and that means it’s time to celebrate Eid. If you’re not familiar with  Islamic holidays, you may have heard of Eid, but there are two holidays referred to by the word, so it can be confusing. Eid al-Adha is the festival of sacrifice, commemorating Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his […]