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BPFNA to Offer Conflict Transformation Training at ABC Biennial


January 8, 2011 | bpfna

by Johnny Almond
January 6, 2011

(BPFNA) — BPFNA will teach the fundamentals of Conflict Transformation in its "Waging Peace" workshop, offered as part of the American Baptist Churches pre-Biennial events, June 23 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Evelyn Hanneman, BPFNA's Operations Coordinator and the facilitator for this training, says, "Conflict is a part of our lives, whether close to home or in a war fought overseas. Since we are called by Christ to be peacemakers, we need to learn the skills necessary to work for peace."

BPFNA has been using Conflict Transformation to address conflicted situations around the world for over 15 years. Those trained in Burma, Nagaland, Sudan, Philippines and elsewhere are using these skills to bring about new ways of thinking and living that lead to peace.

The "Waging Peace" workshop will introduce participants to their own 'conflict style', what the Bible says about conflicts and how to handle them, and "Deep Listening" as the basis for successful change.

The workshop is scheduled for June 23, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan. A $50 fee covers the cost of the material and a boxed lunch and beverage. For more details, see the ABC Biennial registration information, e-mail Evelyn Hanneman from our contact page, or call the BPFNA office at 704/521-6051.

-Johnny Almond is BPFNA's Communications & Technology Manager.

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