Our Peace and Justice calendar lists events from across North America. We feature events and opportunities offered specifically from the BPFNA, as well as those from our Partner Congregations as well as affiliated groups and individuals.
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June 1 – June 30, 2013
June is Torture Awareness Month, a time to remember the 26th anniversary of the United Nations’ Convention Against Torture coming into force and the 25th anniversary of President Reagan’s signing this important treaty. It was written to end torture around the world.
NRCAT has a toolkit available to help congregations and religious organizations observe Torture Awareness Month. Our Torture Awareness Month toolkit includes two bulletin inserts (one focused on post-9/11 detainee treatment and one focused on solitary confinement in U.S. prisons), interfaith prayers, a downloadable poster, and links to other activities that congregations can do during June. These resources are available on NRCAT’s website.
We invite you and your congregation to commemorate Torture Awareness Month by focusing attention on two important efforts: Read more »
June 20, 2013
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Overland Park Convention Center Read more »
June 23 – June 23, 2013
Sunday June 23, 2013 7:30-9 a.m.
American Baptist Churches USA Biennial Read more »
June 28 – June 28, 2013
Friday, June 28, 2013 7:30-9 a.m.
Greensboro, North Carolina USA
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s General Assembly Read more »
July 15 – July 20, 2013
Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA.
"Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares" -Hebrews 13:2 Read more »
September 7 – September 9, 2013
Quaker House, Fayetteville, NC.
Join us as we gather for peace in a military city! Read more »
October 11 – October 14, 2013
AWAB will celebrate 20 years of supporting Baptist churches in being and becoming Welcoming and Affirming October 11-14, 2013 in Providence, RI. Read more »
December 3 – December 20, 2013
This year marks the 200th anniversary of Ann and Aboniram Judson's arrival in Burma. Celebrate this historic occassion with us! Friendship Tour participants will learn about Baptists in Burma and form lasting relationships with Burmese and ethnic minority Baptists. Participants will also meet indigenous refugees living on the Burma/Thailand border and visit community development organizations in both Burma and Thailand.
Cities and sites visited will include
Burma: Yangon and Mandalay
Thailand: Bangkok, Chian Rai, Refugee settlements along the Thailand/Burma border
$1,800 per person submitted directly to BPFNA. Includes in-country costs (lodging (two per room); two meals per day; ground travel; air travel in Burma and Thailand).
$2,200 (estimated) paid by participants to MTS Travel for international airfare, Burma visa and the first night in the Bankok hotel.
August 1, 2013
Trip Deposit: $400 deposit to BPFNA with registration
Warn0153@umn.edu Read more »