Pilgrim Pathways: Notes for a Diaspora People

Incarnational Discipleship

R. I. P. Rev. Lucius Walker

Rev. Lucius Walker, African-American Baptist pastor and founder of Pastors for Peace has died of a heart attack at 80.  Every year, Rev. Walker and the good folks at Pastors for Peace collected aid (computers, food, medicine, etc.) for the people of Cuba and defied the U.S. laws and blockade by taking that aid to Cuba, committing civil disobedience for divine obedience to Christ’s command to love our neighbors, especially those neighbors designated as “enemy.”  Here is a link to an obituary in the Washington Post.

I met Rev. Walker several times through the Fellowship of Reconciliation and Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America.  I admired the way he was committed to Christian peacemaking rather than obedience to the forces of imperial nationalism.

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September 12, 2010 - Posted by | Baptists, obituary

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