Faith & Social Justice: In the spirit of Richard Overton and the 17th C. Levellers

Rae Hunter and Peace Mural


After last year’s peace camp, I profiled Rae Hunter as one of the great young leaders who grew up in the organization.  She is Daniel Hunter’s sister and Daniel was profiled below.  She is an arts and theatre major at university and just returned from a several week stay in El Salvador with either Witness for Peace or Christian Peacemaker Teams, I forget which.  She was one of the lead artists on the peace mural. My daughter, Molly, took this picture of Rae in front of an earlier mural.  The two were much taken with each other. Molly has an artistic side which she gets from her mother, and combines that with a strong analytical side and a passion for justice and peace which she gets from both of us (and her own gifts from God).  Rae has a similar combination of gifts and I think Molly found a heroine in this striking and articulate young woman.  I would much rather her have heroines like Rae than some teen idol singer or actor with shallow intelligence and even shallower morals!  I took parental pride in finding that Rae was also impressed with Molly.

August 4, 2007 Posted by | arts, Baptists, holocaust, peacemaking | 1 Comment

Completed Peace Mural


The artists populated this world tree with objects that represent the assetts these individuals bring to the peacemaking process. The message of this mural is that the tree of peace is the result of our many contributions.

August 4, 2007 Posted by | arts, Baptists, holocaust, peacemaking | 1 Comment

Continuing the Peace Mural


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Peace Mural Begins

peace-mural-begins.jpg At the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America‘s annual summer conference (“peace camp”), a group of arts-interested persons worked all week to create a “peace mural” that will hang in the BPFNA’s headquarters in Charlotte, NC.  Among the artists was my daughter, Molly White (12). Molly is also becoming quite the amateur photographer and decided to record the mural process. This photo and the next two were taken by her.

August 4, 2007 Posted by | Baptists, economic justice, human rights., just peacemaking | Comments Off on Peace Mural Begins