Pastors roundtable discussion

Peacemakers Discussion Group to hold Pastors Roundtable Discussion

Conway – The Peacemakers Discussion Group will hold a Pastors Roundtable discussion on February 25, 2020, at the Faulkner County Library. The event will take place from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. The event will host pastors from various denominations, political persuasions, ethnicities, and life experiences to examine the “State of the Church” in Conway, AR …

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A Recipe for Reconciliation: Truth, Conflict, & Peace

Part 1: An introduction to the Recipe We often have misconceptions about peace and conflict. Our inclination is to define peace as the absence of conflict. We avoid conflict, therefore we try to avoid “controversy,” uncomfortable topics, and painful truths. The end result, is quite often silence in the face of problems, silence in the …

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Part 5—Birth: The Summer of Blood and Birth of Peacemakers Discussion Group

Series: How Peacemakers Began July 5, 2016, rolled around. It was a year to the day that I attended the first discussion of “Race, Confederacy, and the South” that Reverend Fletcher had held at the coffee shop. This was the same day that Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old black man, was killed at almost point-blank range …

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Part 3–Watering the Seeds: The Love Your Neighbor March

Series: How Peacemakers Began Part 3–Watering the Seeds: The Love Your Neighbor March Throughout the summer and fall of 2015, as the discussions on race, the Confederacy, and the South continued at the coffee shop, I did much soul searching, self-examination, as I grew more uncomfortable with my own silence in the face of the …

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