“Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” –Jesus

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Today is an important day for remembering those who died eight years ago. In a world where acts of violence, sometimes even comparable in brutality and size to those which occurred on 9/11, are lamentably frequent all around the globe, it is also a good day to grapple with the outlandishness of Jesus’ gospel: what does it look like to love my enemies, to pray for those who persecute me?

To that end, we encourage you to check out the 911 Campaign: Lament Violence, Invest in Peace here and consider learning about and supporting non-violent peacemaking efforts like the Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT). CPT travels to warring and war-torn countries where they “get in the way” of acts of violence and stand with people who are living in the midst of war zones, thus advocating for and working toward justice, peace, and reconciliation. To learn more about CPT, click here.

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