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Meet Dr. Elsa Tamez

And help us bring her to our 2017 Summer Conference

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November 1, 2016

Meet Dr. Elsa Tamez

Our 2016 Colour the Dove campaign has officially started, and this year all proceeds go toward bringing top-quality, multicultural leadership to our 2017 Summer Conference in Toluca, Mexico. This includes leaders like Dr. Elsa Tamez, a liberation theologian from Mexico, who will be our 2017 Bible study leader.

"Our 2017 Conference will be the first we’ve held in Mexico, which is a huge step for us. This location along with these leaders will help us live into our unique four-nation identity more deeply than ever before. We are reaching out to our network to ask for help in raising funds through this #GivingTuesday campaign so that we may bring these incredible leaders to our conference and offer programming that inspires deep reflection and action amongst attendees who hail from many locations around the world.” –LeDayne McLeese Polaski, BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz Executive Director

Will you help us Colour the Dove to ensure that we can bring Dr. Tamez to our Conference next summer? Click here to donate now! You can also mail a contribution to BPFNA, 300 Hawthorne Ln, Suite 205, Charlotte, NC 28204.


Dr. Elsa Tamez
Bible Study Leader, 2017

Dr. Elsa Tamez is an internationally respected Biblical scholar and theologian. Born in Victoria, Mexico, Dr. Tamez currently resides in Costa Rica where she is on the faculty of the Latin American Biblical University in San José. She has previously taught at Vanderbilt Divinity School in the field of Latin American Liberation Theology and Harvard Divinity School in the area of World Christianity. Dr. Tamez received her Doctorate Degree in Theology from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, a Licentiate in Theology from the Latin American Biblical Seminary, and a Licentiate in Literature and Linguistics at the National University of Costa Rica. She has also received several awards for her contributions to Contextual Biblical Hermeneutics including the Hans-Sigrist Award from the University of Bern, Switzerland. Dr. Tamez is the author of many well-known publications including The Bible of the Oppressed (1979), The Amnesty of Grace: Justification by Faith from a Latin American Perspective (1990), When the Horizons Close: Rereading Ecclesiastes (1998), Jesus and Courageous Women of the Bible (2002), and Struggles for Power in Early Christianity: A Study of the First Letter to Timothy (2005).

"The economist Bernardo Kliksberg, in his book Primero la gente, (People are First) shows that 'orthodox neoliberalism has expelled ethics from the economy.' This has generated a free terrain for anti-values: unleashed consumerism, crushing the other in order to advance, the permanent manipulation of people, the legitimation of corruption if it is cleverly done. As a Christian, I believe that the lack of ethics corresponds to the lack of true knowledge of God... If God is separated from business, a space is opened for delinquent behavior. In a Christian conscience there is no room for the saying 'business is business' because the life of people always comes first." –Dr. Elsa Tamez, Greed and Structural Sin, Trinity Lutheran Seminary Review (Winter/Spring 2010)

Will you help us Colour the Dove to ensure that we can bring Dr. Tamez to our Conference next summer? Click here to donate now! You can also mail a contribution to BPFNA, 300 Hawthorne Ln, Suite 205, Charlotte, NC 28204.


Donation Levels

We appreciate your donation, so we want to say THANK YOU by giving something back!

Anyone who donates will receive....
Recognition in an issue of Baptist Peacemaker and on the BPFNA website

Donors who give $50 or more will receive...
Recognition in an issue of Baptist Peacemaker and on the BPFNA website
A certificate of participation in this year's campaign

Donors who give $100 or more will receive...
Recognition in an issue of Baptist Peacemaker and on the BPFNA website
A certificate of participation in this year's campaign
A BPFNA Seeking Peace button set

Donors who give $250 or more will receive...
Recognition in an issue of Baptist Peacemaker and on the BPFNA website
A certificate of participation in this year's campaign
A BPFNA Seeking Peace button set
A copy of Founding President George Williamson's recent memoir Born in Sin, Upended in Grace

Donors who give $500 or more will receive...
Recognition in an issue of Baptist Peacemaker and on the BPFNA website
A certificate of participation in this year's campaign
A BPFNA Seeking Peace button set
A copy of Founding President George Williamson's recent memoir Born in Sin, Upended in Grace
A BPFNA mission t-shirt

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