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Help us to cross borders to create peace

from LeDayne McLeese Polaski, Executive Director

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November 28, 2016

Help us to cross borders to create peace

A big THANK YOU to those who donated to our #GivingTuesday campaign over the weekend. We have now raised $3,170 toward our $5,000 goal! Which means we need to raise $1,830 by the end of the day Tuesday. Will you help us maintain our momentum by donating today? Any amount you can give will move us closer toward our goal.

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I often use the picture above from our Summer Conference in Spokane, WA in my presentations about our work.

In 2015, we committed ourselves to a five-year emphasis called No Longer Strangers: Crossing Borders for Peacemaking. We are convinced that when we come together across lines of difference, transformation can and does happen. This photo represents so many of the borders we cross together: A lifelong member meets a first-time attendee -- one speaks English, the other Spanish -- one is from Mexico, the other from the US -- one is Protestant, the other Catholic --  they are from different generations -- BOTH are committed, active peacemakers and the conversation is deep and rich.

These encounters enlarge our vision, challenge our assumptions, push us to deeper insight, expand our circle of friendship, and offer us fresh ideas for effective work.

This summer when we gather for the first time in Mexico, we imagine hundreds of such conversations that will cross borders of language, faith, age, culture, setting, identity -- and hundreds of peacemakers going home renewed, refreshed, and ready for more informed and connected action.

Your gifts will help us make the conference as transformative as possible. 

In the final 48 hours of this campaign, we hope that you’ll give generously so that this vital coming-together will be the best that it can be!  Click here to donate online now, or send your donation to 300 Hawthorne Ln, Suite 205, Charlotte, NC 28204.

We are better together -- please help us make it happen.


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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