August 10 – August 18, 2019
“We believe in what you are doing to make our community and our world a better place for all of God’s people.”
— Park Road Baptist Church, North Carolina, a BPFNA Partner Congregation
For your use in worship, personal devotions and other settings, BPFNA offers the following free resources centered on the themes of peace and justice. Please check out our web catalogue for more resources.
Why a Baptist Peace Fellowship?
Statement by founding director Ken Sehested about why a Baptist Peace Fellowship is important
Are You a Peacemaker?
Peacemaking means more than simply being against violence. Peacemaking involves every area of our lives: personal (with God), interpersonal (between individuals), and social (between groups).
The Bible Speaks About Peace
12 things every Christian should know
How to start a Peacemaking Group
A guide on how to start a local peacemaking group within your church.
- Dando a luz a un nuevo mundo
- Resources for Pentecost
- Resources for Labo(u)r Day
- Turning the Tables: Resources for Palm Sunday (UCC)
- Prayers, Litanies & Meditations
- Monographs and Bible Studies
- Study Guides
- Mother’s Day/Peace Sunday Resources
- Summer Conference/Peace Camp 2014 Worship Resources
- Baptist Peacemaker archives
- BPFNA Annual Reports
BPFNA Resource Kits
Collections of resources on a variety of topics including Black Lives Matter, Gun Violence, justice for the Transgender community, justice for Refugees and Immigrants, US/Mexico Border issues, and more.
What You Can Do: Get Involved in Peace & Justice Work
Ideas for various ways you can get involved in a variety of peace and justice issues.
NEW! Gun Violence Prevention Congregational Toolkit
This toolkit is based off the Gun Violence Prevention Congregation Toolkit from the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship. It includes education resources for your setting, suggestions for print and online resources, plus films to screen in your church or community, as well as three small group options. Pastoral and worship tools are also here for your use as well as several action items and additional resources.
NEW! Journey to Justice: From Black America to Palestine
Resources from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference
NEW! Resources on Mass Incarceration
From the Christian Community Development Association
- Resources for Advent and Christmas
Queer & Faithful?: Pride Festival Flyer
This flyer was created as a resource for the many churches in our network that participate in Pride events. It offers a faith-based message of welcome and affirmation, suggests the AWAB web site as a place to find a welcoming church, mentions the new edition of Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth as a resource for more information, and gives room for you to write in your own church information. Permission to make copies is given to all welcoming and affirming churches
Bible Study Manual in Conflict Transformation (available in several languages)
Developed by our friend Dan Buttry, who is the Global Consultant for Peace and Justice with International Ministries of the American Baptist Churches. He and his wife Sharon regularly lead Conflict Transformation trainings all over the world with the goal of mobilizing others to go back to their homes and mediate conflict in their communities.
Liturgical Resources in the Wake of Violence
A collection of worship resources from Alliance of Baptist friends and colleagues in response to the murders of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and the police officers in Dallas, Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael Smith, Brent Thompson and Patrick Zamarripa.
FaithLeaders Toolkit for Civil Engagement
A guide for church leaders to stand up for the right to vote.
Building Friendships Across Cultural Lines: A Handbook for Churches
Exploring God's call to welcome the stranger in our midst: a guide for faith communities encountering refugees from Myanmar/Burma (or other immigrant populations).
Take Action: Public Policy Action Guide (PDF download)
Your one-stop tool for engaging in faith-based advocacy! This resource, created by the United Church of Christ's Justice & Witness Ministries and Wider Church Ministries, provides tips, tools, and theological insights for understanding our call to work for justice through public policy advocacy. Tips for engaging in organizing and getting your message heard by decision makers are included.
NEW! A Liturgy for Resistance (Created by Greg Jarrell)
- Based on Daniel 3: The Image of Gold and the Blazing Furnace
Emergency Planning Guide (2017)
The Emergency Planning Guide (2017) is intended to help immigrant families who are concerned that a family member may become unexpectedly separated from the home. It is most relevant to NC residents since it relates to NC law and policies, but if you find it useful, you could work with trusted community organizations to adapt it to your local contexts.
La Guía de Planeación de Emergencia (2017)
La Guía de Planeación de Emergencia (2017) fue creada para ayudar a las familias inmigrantes que están preocupadas por el hecho de que un miembro de la familia pueda ser separado inesperadamente del hogar. Es más relevante para los residentes de Carolina del Norte, ya que se relaciona con la ley y las políticas de Carolina del Norte, pero si lo encuentra útil, puede trabajar con organizaciones comunitarias de confianza para adaptarlo a sus contextos locales.
Resources for Refugee Resettlement in Canada and the United States
If you are interested in countering hatred by helping a family to resettle, here are some resources that can help.
Dr. King's Unfinished Agenda: Resources for Churches
BPFNA has compiled some resources to help churches celebrate the Dr. King weekend in ways that honor and move forward his unfinished agenda. All of these resources are shared freely -- we ask only that you attribute them in print to each author or group.
Worship Resources for Lent and Easter
BPFNA has compiled worship resources for the seasons of Lent and Easter. Please feel free to use as you see fit!
Worship Resources for Earth Day
BPFNA has compiled worship resources for Earth Day. Please feel free to use as you see fit!
Readings on Decolonization
A reading list of excellent reading material about the decolonization struggle in Canada, compiled by Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society.