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"I had the opportunity to witness the birth of both peace networks."

November 13, 2018 | Past Global Baptist Peace Conferences assure us that the impact of the 2019 conference in Cali will be deep and lasting. The 2019 conference will build on this and more important work of Baptists engaged in peacemaking processes around the globe. We hope that you too will catch the vision and step in to assist in the creation of this important event that will have a lasting worldwide impact. Read more »

Great Things to Give for the Holidays

November 7, 2018 | Every dollar you spend is a vote for the world you want to live in. Why give a tie or a candle to someone who already has more than they need? Why not make your gifts benefit people who could really use them? You work for peace rooted in justice! Shouldn’t your gift-giving do the same? Here are some gift-giving ideas for lovers of peace and justice. We’ve focused on grassroots efforts led by people we know so that you can be positive that your gift will matter and will be used wisely and well. Read more »

#GivingTuesday 2018 Campaign to support the Global Baptist Peace Conference

November 5, 2018 | Donations to the BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz 2018 #GivingTuesday campaign will go to support the Global Baptist Peace Conference to be held in Cali, Colombia in July 2019. The set goal is $5,000. Titled Peace in Our Land: Toward a World Without Violence, the upcoming 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. The results of past conferences assure us that the impact of this conference will be deep and lasting. Read more »

Amnesty, Forgiveness and Justice in Mexico, Can They Coexist?

October 9, 2018 | In Mexico, we have been talking a lot about amnesty in recent months due to the "amnesty" policy which the new government led by the next President of the Republic Andrés Manuel López Obrador plans to implement when they take office on December 1. It represents a brave and different treatment to the issue of violence, a true attempt to achieve social reconciliation in a broad sense, a solution to face the pain and heal the fractures left by violence. The question arises whether it is possible for people and communities that have suffered the horrors of crime can forgive those who have filled their lives with so much pain. Read more »

Racial Reconciliation with Austin Heights Baptist Church

Racial Reconciliation with Austin Heights Baptist Church

September 28, 2018 | Austin Heights Baptist Church (a BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz Partner Congregation) and Zion Hill First Baptist Church in Nacogdoches, Texas, have enjoyed a partnership more than 48 years. They have worked hard at growing this partnership and friendship. On Friday, Sept. 21, the two congregations came together to co-sponsor a panel discussion and dialogue on telling stories of life during segregation in Nacogdoches. And on Saturday, Sept. 22, an all-day event was held at Austin Heights and was co-sponsored by the Region VII Anti-Racism Network of the Episcopal Church, USA. Read more »

Mexico and its Founding Rupture

September 28, 2018 | The candidate elected for president of Mexico has labeled his next government as "the fourth transformation", assuming that there were three other specific events in the history of Mexico that radically transformed it (Independence, Reform and Revolution). This is an ambitious idea that aims to make Mexico a more democratic, more inclusive, less unequal country with greater growth without losing financial stability. This moment presents an opportunity to allow Mexicans to obtain from their homeland everything they need to be happy, to eradicate inequality and poverty by eliminating their causes, to pursue a vision that raises peace and prosperity as the fruits of justice. It is not easy to achieve these objectives considering the state of the country near the end of the Enrique Peña Nieto’s current government. What Mexico is about to experience is a "founding rupture". What is this? Read more »

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