Archives for Jun 2015

Is it Possible to Have Peace between Christians and Muslims?

I spent three of the most intense and exciting days of my life making peace in a city in Central Java, Indonesia called Purwokerto.

A Day in the Life of a Peacemaker in Indonesia

In May I visited Indonesia -- the largest Muslim country in the world. Indonesia is a democracy which has had a female President in the past, Megawati Sukarno. So the typical stereo types that most Muslims are Arabs; they can’t embrace democracy, and they oppress women is not true.

Featured Peacemaker: Eric Patterson

Conversations about peacemaking can tend to communicate the notion that all force is always wrong. However, peacemaker Eric Patterson believes that we can work for peace while also supporting the use of force by legitimate authorities under the right circumstances

Partnering with Refugees: A Few Hard-Learned Lessons

For the past five years I have been working with Muslim refugees in the Phoenix area and trying to get the Church to faithfully love the neighbors that God has brought to our city. On this journey God has been faithful to teach me, through many failures, how to effectively move people toward loving the neighbors they would never otherwise spend time with. Here are some lessons I've learned: