Summer Conference

“It never ceases to amaze me how my week there empowers, challenges, and delights me.”

—2011 Summer Conference attendee

Peace Camp 2016

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Join us in 2017!

July 17-22, 2017
Misión Mazahua
Toluca, Mexico

We are excited to announce that in 2017 we will be holding our annual conference at Misión Mazahua in Toluca, Mexico. This will be our first conference held in Mexico! Keep checking back for more details.

BPFNA Hires Ximena Ulloa Montemayor as Program Manager for first Summer Conference held in Mexico

Born in Monterrey, Ximena (Mena) has lived in Mexico City since she was 6 years old. Mena is a current board member and talented musician who has long-standing ties to BPFNA. The 2017 Conference will be held at Misión Mazahua, a hacienda that provides services and support to the local indigenous Mazahua people.

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Reasons to come to Summer Conference:

"This is my 'booster shot' to keep me going the rest of the year. Also I know you only get caliber speakers and resource leaders." —2015 Summer Conference attendee

  • Excellent and challenging programs on a variety of ways to practice peacemaking in your own communities.
  • Connections to a progressive Baptist community.
  • Appropriate peacemaking programming for children and adults of all ages.
  • Peacemakers come from all over North America to attend.
  • (For young adults) a vibrant, active, and passionate young adult group.


Peace Camp 2015

Click here for a note from Leslie and Steve about Peace Camp music.

Click here to download Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington's presentation Tuesday morning presentation, Crossing Borders: From Awareness to Action.

Rev. Dr. Doris Garcia Bible Studies
Tuesday, July 7: Slides 1-10 I Slides 11-20 I Slides 21-28
Wednesday, July 8: Slides 1-10 Slides 11-15 I Slides 16-20 I Slides 21-31
Thursday, July 9: Slides 1-11 Slides 12-22 Slides 23-34
Friday, July 10: Slides 1-22 I Slides 23-28 I Slides 29-34

Peace Camp 2014

Created by Savannah Ward, this film documents the BPFNA 2014 Summer Conference (aka Peace Camp) that was held in St. Catharines, ON at Brock University. Click here to see more of Savannah's photography and film.

Click here for Summer Conference 2014 worship resources. This collection was assembled by BPFNA Intern Mattie Kearse.

Upcoming Conference Schedule

We're excited to announce the locations of our next several Summer Conferences -- a.k.a. Peace Camps. We are especially thrilled to let you know about our first-ever conference outside of the US and Canada -- we'll be at Misión Mazahua near Toluca, Mexico in 2017. We hope you'll join us!

If you have suggestions for sites past 2018, please email Scott Hayes at scott@bpfna.org.

2017 July 17-22, 2017 I Misión Mazahua I Toluca, Mexico

2018 July 2-7, 2018 I Keuka College I Keuka Park, NY

2019 Location and date TBD I Western Canada or United States

Summer Conference Photos

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Summer Conference Videos 

BPFNA Summer Conference Choir - "For the Beauty of the Earth"







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