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Remembering Jane Esdale

February 26, 2010 | Jane Esdale, former Development Director for BPFNA, died Wednesday, February 24, 2010, following a three-week illness. Her concern for and care of those on the margins of society knew no bounds, as did her commitment for peace and justice, and her voice will be missed. Read more »

Opinion: On Valentine's Day, Prisoners and Haitian Debt

February 11, 2010 | Ken Sehested writes, "As with many modern cultural traditions, Valentine\'s Day draws from a jumble of historical memories. However, the observance\'s namesake comes directly from Christian history. The Roman Catholic Church\'s official list of saints actually has three entries for \'Saint Valentine.\' " Read more »

Christian Peace Witness Offers Lenten Study Series

February 11, 2010 | A Lenten study entitled "No More of This" has been produced by the ecumenical Christian Peace Witness. Tony Campolo, Sr. Dianna Ortiz, Elizabeth McAlister and Joshua Casteel are among those featured in the package, which includes Bible study, video segments and discussion guides. Read more »

Postcard from Sudan: Lee McKenna Reports on Her Current Work in the Country

February 6, 2010 | Now on her fourth trip to work in Sudan, Lee McKenna writes, "For the longest time, it seems as if the only people getting on the Turkish Airline flight to Khartoum are me and a lone man perched on a wooden stool ├▒ I am assuming that this hole-in-the-wall gate goes with the status accorded to suspicious characters headed for one of those nasty places on lists: no seats, a modest counter and one stool, occupied. His rumpled, desert-grey suit is draped over a thin frame, his teeth not a priority, long facial features below a thinning crop of shiny grey-brown hair...." Read more »

Lenten Letter Writing Campaign to Draw Attention to Pesticide Victims

February 1, 2010 | This "Lenten Letters" campaign is designed to draw attention to the plight of Nicaraguans suffering from the effects of Nemagon, a powerful pesticide used for many years in banana farming. This effort will support those seeking health care and an assurance that Nemagon (banned in the US as a human toxin) will never be used again. Read more »

"A Conversation on Religious Faith & Torture" to be Held in Atlanta

January 29, 2010 | David Gushee, Professor of Christian Ethics at Mercer University\'s McAfee School of Theology, will join BPFNA board member Linda Mashburn for a conversation on religious faith and torture at Emory University in Atlanta. The event, designed especially for seminarians, will be Thursday, February 4, at 5:30 p.m. Read more »

ABC, CBF Workers Describe Aftermath, Future in Haiti

January 29, 2010 | A missionary doctor appointed jointly by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and American Baptist Churches USA has returned to his home in northern Haiti after eight days of working at an emergency clinic near the epicenter of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck the island nation Jan. 12. Read more »


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