Hidden Heroes & Soul Care

We are excited to announce that our Soul Care Initiative is a part of the resource directory on HiddenHeroes.org – a new website launched today by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. Visit the new site and learn about this groundbreaking initiative to raise awareness about our nation’s military caregivers and the challenges they face.

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Share Hope / Shared Hope

We believe it is essential that United Methodists continue to claim our calling as people who offer Christ’s healing, reconciliation, restoration, and peace in every place.

For this reason, we invite United Methodists and other friends of JustPeace to reflect on the last 15 years and identify the ways in which you have seen God moving people in your congregation or community to become reconcilers or peacemakers.

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New book by David Anderson Hooker: The Little Book of Transformative Community Conferencing

David Anderson Hooker (Professor of the Practice of Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding at Notre Dame and member of the JustPeace staff team) has a new book as part of the The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding series. Click here to buy it from Skyhorse Publishing. From the publisher: When conflicts become ingrained in communities, people lose […]

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Young United Methodists gather for a discussion on race

A group of clergy, youth pastors, young adults, and staff from the Division on Ministries with Young People (DMYP) from all five United Methodist jurisdictions came together over the last weekend of July to discuss race and racial justice within the United Methodist Church in Lake Dallas, Texas. Kendra Dunbar, a member of the JustPeace staff collective, was a co-facilitator of the conversation.

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Transforming Community through the Lens of Soul Care

How then do we transform community? We put our neighbor’s interest before our own. We even go as far as laying down our life for our neighbor (John 15:13). This is a radical relationship! Veterans understand connectedness through radical relationships where each day, whether on the battlefield or at home station, they put others first by living out the ethos of duty, honor, respect, and selfless service; not only for country, but for the oppressed, and for their battle buddy.

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Raymond G. Helmick, SJ: A Eulogy by Rodney L. Peterson

(We celebrate the life of Father Ray Helmick (September 7, 1931-April 21, 2016). He was a friend of JustPeace and colleague of Tom Porter through the Boston Theological Institute. This eulogy was written by Dr. Rodney L. Peterson of Boston University School of Theology.)

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