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New dates announced for the next Global Baptist Peace Conference

15-20 July 2019; Cali, Colombia

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February 27, 2018

New dates announced for the next Global Baptist Peace Conference

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Contact:  Ximena Ulloa Montemayor mena@bpfna.org (English or Spanish) 
                 Luz Amparo Chaguendo Ospina luzamparo@bpfna.org (Spanish) 

Originally scheduled for 2018, the 6th Global Baptist Peace Conference has been rescheduled to 15-20 July 2019. The location remains in Cali, Colombia. The gathering will also serve as the annual Summer Conference of BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz.

Focused on the theme Peace in Our Land: Toward a World Without Violence (based on Micah 4:4), plenary sessions, workshops, and trainings will provide the resources to ignite more of the regional and grassroots movements for peace that earlier Global Baptist Peace Conferences have inspired. The conference programme will also highlight the Colombian peace process as a model for ending long-term low intensity conflicts around the globe.

“We are excited to organize the 2019 Global Baptist Peace Conference in Cali as this will be the first Global Baptist Peace Conference held on the South American continent,” said the Rev. Dr. Paul C. Hayes, one of the coordinators of the conference. “Being with our brothers and sisters in Colombia will be important as we hope to recognize, honor, and learn from the extraordinary accomplishment of the 2016 Colombian Peace Accord. Our goal is that attendees will be able to learn from the successes and setbacks in order to discover new and diverse ways of approaching peace work, and they will have the opportunity to meet some of the main actors in the peace process."

This international gathering will bring together peacemakers from across the globe who are passionate about nonviolence, social justice, and strengthening the global witness for peace. As mentioned, it will also serve as the annual Summer Conference for BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz.

“The gathering will provide a chance to work together as peacemakers in a global context,” said Luz Amparo Chaguendo Ospina, co-manager of the 2019 conference. “If you are a regular or not-so-regular attender of the BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz Summer Conference, start planning now to come and experience it on a much broader scale. I also want to thank everyone in Cali who is working hard to ensure a welcoming and accommodating experience for as many people as possible.”

The planning team consists of leaders from BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz, the Alliance of Baptists, ABC USA, and Unibautista.

Registration will open in August 2018. Click here for more information (more information will be forthcoming as it becomes available).

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The Global Baptist Peace Conference is a continuation of a series of influential global peace conferences that began in 1988 in Sweden. Past gatherings have sparked an immense amount of effective grassroots work, and many individual peacemakers have been inspired and equipped to continue their own creative and courageous work.

The BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz Summer Conference is a gathering for everyone who longs for the spirituality, inspiration, skills, and knowledge to support a life of peace rooted in justice. Each year participants of all ages gather in community to seek ways to grow, support, and encourage one another. 


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ABOUT

The Global Baptist Peace Conference (GBPC) is a continuation of a series of influential global peace conferences that began in 1988 in Sweden. Past gatherings have sparked an immense amount of effective grassroots work, and many individual peacemakers have been inspired and equipped to continue their own creative and courageous work. This conference will build on the important work of Baptists engaged in peacemaking processes around the globe and will equip those engaged in ecumenical and interfaith peacebuilding around the world.

WHY COLOMBIA?

The 2019 gathering will take place in Cali, Colombia, principally to recognize, honor, and learn from the extraordinary accomplishment of the Colombian Peace Accord. Conference attendees will be able to learn from the successes and setbacks of this peace process, particularly for application in similar low-intensity conflict zones, and will have the opportunity to meet some of the main actors in the peace process.

WHO SHOULD COME?

If you are passionate about nonviolence, social justice and strengthening the global witness for peace, this invitation is for you. Baptist Christian peacemakers are hosting – and the door is open to all. Focused on the theme Peace in Our Land: Toward a World Without Violence, plenary sessions, workshops, and trainings will provide the resources to ignite more of the regional and grassroots movements for peace that earlier Global Baptist Peace Conferences have inspired.  And since this gathering will combine with the annual summer conference of the BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz, if you are a regular or not-so-regular attender, start planning now to come and experience Summer Conference within a global community of peacemakers!

FOR NOW, SAVE THE DATE!

15-20 July 2019
Unibautista
Cali, Colombia

We will open registration in August 2018! A conference schedule, travel & lodging information, and other details will also be announced soon.

SPONSORS

Unibautista • BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz • Alliance of Baptists • ABC USA 

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