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By Paul R. Dekar

all over the world, millions of grassroots routine are confronting matters like destruction of our environment, financial melancholy, human rights violations, spiritual fundamentalism, and warfare. This ebook tells the brave tale of 1 such crew. 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 while assets of wish appeared not easy to discover. Discerning a necessity to aid and fasten Baptist conscientious objectors within the usa, participants confronted hostility in congregations and the kingdom. at some stage in the second one global warfare, the Korean conflict, warfare in Vietnam and in different places, Baptists sustained a witness for peace and justice. by means of 1984, danger of nuclear guns resulted in formation of a much broader circle of resistance to the tradition of conflict. as a consequence, the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North the United States has introduced jointly Baptist peacemakers from round North the USA and the area. even though small in numbers or reviled, participants were construction a tradition of peace via an interracial and foreign group. This booklet is a useful source for these looking a brand new international of forgiveness, recognize for human rights, nonviolence, and peace.

"Always a minority yet continually enthusiastic about dwelling into peace, the BPFNA has been a beacon of desire for peace-and-justice Baptists around the globe. This tale had to be informed. Paul Dekar, as a life-long activist and strong historian, brings it to lifestyles, reminding us in a full of life way--through actual humans and events--of the centrality of following Jesus our peacemaker."
--Ross Langmead
Dean and Professor of Missiology, Whitley university, Melbourne, Australia

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

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

"I loved each minute examining this publication. it is a treasure. it is a tale that had to be advised, person who is stuffed with the type of heroes that so usually stay unsung, the peacemaking kind.
--Lee A. McKenna
Association of Ontario overall 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 neighborhood is the topic of his most modern booklet, released by way of Cascade Books in 2009. he's Chair of the nationwide Council of the U.S. bankruptcy of the Fellowship of Reconciliation and Emeritus Professor, Memphis Theological Seminary.

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