In the Christmas carol, “O, Holy Night” there is a line that says, “The slave is our brother.” This month I am wearing a dress every day, as part of a movement called #Dressember in order to raise awareness for the fact there are more than 40 million slaves in the world today, which is […]
Over 20 Native American tribes living on reservations make up over a quarter of our state in Arizona. On the San Carlos reservation, just around the corner from us in Globe, half of the people living there battle alcoholism. The teen suicide rate is 7 times higher than the national average. Out of the more than 22 […]
Peace is beautiful. Peacemaking is brutal. Everyone wants peace but not everyone is willing to engage or sacrifice to do the difficult work of peacemaking. Peace sounds beautiful, wonderful and so . . . Peaceful! Peace is attractive however, the work of peacemaking is not. Peacemaking requires us to step out of comfort zones, readjust […]
What else don’t I know? That’s the question that keeps me curious. And curiosity is a way of flourishing. Albert Einstein explained his fame like this, ‘I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.’ In our Amplify Peace strategy this curiosity is called ‘learn’ and is the second stage of becoming a peace maker (right […]
In Proverbs 31 King Lemuel’s mother instructs him: Open your mouth for those who cannot speak, and for the rights of those who are left without help. Open your mouth. Be right and fair in what you decide. Stand up for the rights of those who are suffering and in need. (GN Translation) Amidst the emergence […]
https://amplifypeace.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/audio-band-black-and-white-9137-1.jpg37445616Amy Foglemanhttps://amplifypeace.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/NewAmplifyPeace_logo_Olive-1.pngAmy Fogleman2018-04-04 18:13:172019-03-12 13:42:22If I Don't, Who Will? How Using Your Voice Can Amplify Peace
Peace making and LISTENING. If there was ever a time for peace it’s now. We need it. Badly. And I don’t mean the kind of peace that keeps quiet. That’s a kind of keeping the peace that disguises itself as nice and kind but is instead a deeply passive insistence on the status quo. People […]
Peace, peacemaking, peacemaker? These were the words I was hearing over and over again, but these are the words that usually surround other individuals, not me, right? The world is torn and it feels overwhelming to the core but as I hear these words being spoken by women I know and respect, I know I […]
My world view and theology were disrupted with two simple invitations from friends. The first invitation was to attend a Telos Conference and the other invitation was to go experience the “holy land” differently. My husband, Cal and I were asked to go to Israel/Palestine, not as typical tourists, but as listeners and learners of […]
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“Our blood is exactly the same color, and our pain is the same pain.” – Moira, a Palestinian woman It’s been 9 months since I ventured to the Middle East. Not a day goes by that I do not think about it and the people I encountered. I promised the Israelis and Palestinians I met […]
https://amplifypeace.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/IMG_3910-e1519659053738.jpg12302000Rachel Dotzlerhttps://amplifypeace.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/NewAmplifyPeace_logo_Olive-1.pngRachel Dotzler2017-12-13 19:10:462018-04-05 04:54:01We Bleed the Same Color
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