Philosophy behind “Blessed Are The Peacemakers” Movie and my larger work in Visual Peacemaking Throughout history people have fallen into the trap of making enemies with, demonizing, stereotyping, and fighting the “other.” There has been a flood of conflicts based on ethnic, cultural, and religious identity in the post-cold warContinue Reading

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“Peacemaking is a divine work. For peace means reconciliation, and God is the author of peace and of reconciliation. It is hardly surprising, therefore, that the particular blessing which attaches to peacemakers is that “they shall be called children of God.” For they are seeking to do what their Father hasContinue Reading

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I just got off the phone after an amazing and refreshing conversation with Mark, one of my best friends from the last 5 years. Mark is in Boston now finishing his PhD in architecture at MIT. We became friends while he was in Seattle, finishing his Master’s degree in postmodernContinue Reading

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Blessed Are The Peacemakers: One Man’s Journey to Find the Heart of Palestine. Peacemaker Andrew Larsen and Emmy award-winning producer John Yeager have just finished producing a documentary tracing Larsen’s journey to the Holy Land (including Israel & the West Bank) to tell the story of people in this mysteriousContinue Reading

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Yesterday I accompanied a group of campus ministry leaders doing some training in Seattle as they visited a Mosque in Redmond (MAPS–Muslim Association of the Puget Sound). I introduced this Christian group to my friends in the Muslim community, in part to have an important encounter with each other. TooContinue Reading

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