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The Problem with Peacemakers

“If we really look at the lives of the people we have dubbed peacemakers, it would be glaringly obvious that peacemakers are seeking something far more profound than a lack of conflict. We are calling people to pursue justice and equity no matter the cost. We are calling people to rebel, to protest, to organize. We are calling people to a life of speaking truth to power, a life of prophetic speech, a life that may stand in direct opposition to the status quo your church, your neighborhood, your community is trying to maintain. I’ll be your peacemaker, but remember that means I have to tear some stuff down first and it won’t look or feel very peaceful.”

                                                            — Austin Brown

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