March 11th, Peace and Justice Project’s Shine bright Storytelling Zoom Call

Share this link with your friends! We want to spread the encouragement all across the country and back. Look back here for updates on which of our network’s amazing people will be starting off our time together with their stories. Zoom link 8:30 pm EST, 7:30 CST, 5:30 PST on Thursday, March 11th. We’re getting […]

What Happened at Shine Bright?

–Ben White– Pastor, Circle of Hope, Pennsauken, NJ — Member of the Peace and Justice Project Leadership Team It is Martin Luther King’s Birthday today, January, 15th. So last night was Martin Luther King’s Birthday Eve! We got together to celebrate by sharing stories about our dreams of the Beloved Community King described. Some pastors […]

Shine Bright January 14th, MLK’s Birthday Eve

Zoom link Our next Shine Bright Storytelling Zoom Call will be on Martin Luther King’s Birthday Eve! Let’s share stories about our dreams of the Beloved Community. Some pastors from across the BIC US have some stories to get us started. What was your dream? Why was it important to you? What happened when your […]

Transformation over Punishment: Story Share with Elizabeth Malone Alteet

On August 20th, members of the Brethren in Christ Church from across the country gathered on Zoom to tell stories of the peace and justice work to which we are being called to do and what we have seen done. I (Ben White) shared this quote from Henri Nouwen to begin our time. I really […]

Letter Writing in Support of Tracie Hunter

At our last Peace and Justice Project Shine Bright Storytelling Event, we heard Tracie Hunter’s story of racism and corruption in the court system in Hamilton County, Ohio (where she was the first black Juvenile Court Judge and still is a pastor at Western Hills Brethren in Christ Church, Cincinnati) Much more about her case […]

Tell us your stories of confronting racism

How have you, or your community, or anyone you’ve seen responded to racism and worked to embrace your anti-racist identity as God ordained ministers of reconciliation? Pastor Tracie Hunter touched on so many systems where racism is so clearly entrenched. We are so grateful for her courage and we praise our God who strengthens her […]

Shine Bright Story Share Peace and Justice Zoom Call 8:30 pm (EST) Thursday, June 25th

We need to talk. We believe that dialogue will give us the courage and motivation to keep at the hard work we are given to do. We must shine bright — for each other and for the watching world. This conversation will get kicked off with a story from Tracie Hunter, pastor at Western Hills […]

“You Got Booked” and Conversations with People Who Really Got Booked

On Saturday, February 15, 2020, a couple dozen people gathered at Mechanicsburg Brethren in Christ Church to learn about the injustice of the criminal justice system in the United States and listen to stories of formerly incarcerated individuals. The event was sponsored by the BIC Peace and Justice Project and Mennonite Central Committee. This is […]