APF Video: Congregational Peacemaking (APFTV-002)

We're back with Episode 2 of this little cinematic experiment. Some things worked better this time (I learned I need to look at the camera and stop saying "um"), and some things went downhill (natural lighting during toddler's nap kept changing as clouds rolled off Lake Michigan carried by the stiff wind).

In this episode, I address -- though not exactly answer -- a question posted by a viewer after Episode 1: How can congregations be involved with peacemaking? Here is the video, and resources are listed down below it.

Show Notes




  • Peace Ministry: A Handbook for Local Churches (Daniel Buttry, 1995)
  • A Culture of Peace: God’s Vision for the Church (Alan Kreider, Eleanor Kreider, & Paulus Widjaja, 2005)
  • The Just Church: Becoming a Risk-taking, Justice-seeking, Disciple-making Congregation (Jim Martin, 2012)
  • Faith-Rooted Organizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World (Alexia Salvatierra & Peter Heltzel, 2014)
  • Doing Justice: Congregations and Community Organizing (Dennis Jacobsen, 2001)
  • Social Analysis: Linking Faith and Justice (Joe Holland & Peter Henriot, 2001)
  • The Externally Focused Church (Rick Rusaw & Eric Swanson, 2004)
  • Churches That Make a Difference: Reaching Your Community with Good News & Good Works (Ronald Sider, Philip Olson, & Heidi Rolland Unruh, 2002)