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Conflict Transformation Training in Liberia

September 16, 2011 | Evelyn Hanneman, BPFNA\'s Operations Coordinator, is in Liberia with Lynn and Virgil Nelson (BPFNA members and former ABC-USA missionaries) to facilitate two weeks of Conflict Transformation trainings ahead of the October 2011 national elections there. Evelyn\'s posts from the trip are presented in this online diary. Read more »

Peace Convocation to Inspire Prayer for 21 September

August 25, 2011 | Each year on 21 September the World Council of Churches calls churches and parishes to observe the International Day of Prayer for Peace. This year the WCC is asking the 1,000 people who attended the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation in Kingston in May 2011 to offer a prayer for peace as a follow-up to that important event. Read more »

BPFNA Seeks Member Support to Meet Annual Budget

July 28, 2011 | For the past three years, the BPFNA has avoided the financial woes that many small non-profits have suffered in the recession, benefitting from the generosity of two significant bequests and a challenge grant. This year is the ìcrunchî year ñ we are completely dependent on members to raise our entire $457,194 operating budget. Read more »

Opinion: Grabbing the Thread of Forgiveness

July 15, 2011 | Norman Jameson writes, "A 1972 photograph of 9-year-old Kim Phuc fleeing her burning village in Vietnam -- her clothes incinerated from her body and her skin falling from her back and arms -- captured the worldís attention. Some say it fanned the flame of anti-war sentiment in the United States that accelerated American withdrawal from the quagmire." Read more »

Opinion: Engaging God's Future with Unfettered Forgiveness

July 12, 2011 | In the lead-up to our annual Summer Conference, BPFNA hosted a forgiveness-themed Peace Breakfast at the General Assembly of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) in Tampa, Fla. For Joe LaGuardia, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Conyers, Ga., the event marked a transformative moment in his own faith formation and his view of the General Assembly as a whole. Read more »

Vietnam Napalm Girl Now an Advocate for Peace

July 11, 2011 | You may not know her name, but if you were born before 1970 you have seen Kim Phucís picture. She is the 9-year-old girl seen running burned and naked in Nick Utís 1972 Pulitzer Prize-winning photo that fanned anti-war sentiment in the United States. Read more »


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