Summer Conference

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

—2011 Summer Conference attendee

Join us in 2017!

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Con el deseo que en esta semana veamos con los ojos del corazón que contempla que otro mundo es posible, cuando compartimos desde la desnudez y arropamos la esperanza en abrazos de amor, justicia y paz.

BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz es una organización que reúne, equipa y moviliza gente de muchos lugares que trabajan en busca de una paz con justicia. Es una gran red de pacificadores y pacificadoras que se animan y apoyan mutuamente en esta gran tarea que tenemos de construir un mundo y una vida de paz para todos y todas. Cada año realizamos una conferencia de verano, y esta es para nosotros una reunión para todas y todos los que anhelan una espiritualidad, inspiración,  habilidades, conocimiento y una comunidad que apoye una vida de paz enraizada en justicia. Pacificadores y pacificadoras del continente se reunirán por una semana en donde compartiremos experiencias, aprenderemos y, sobre todo, nos animaremos para continuar con este trabajo por la justicia y la paz. A través de meditaciones, liturgias, música, talleres, convivencia intergeneracional, estudios bíblicos, películas, actividades recreativas, programas para todas las edades, entre otras cosas más, nos equiparemos para el trabajo de crear Otro mundo posible.

With eagerness during this week, we will see with the eyes of our hearts that another world is possible when we share our nakedness and clothe each other in love, hope, justice, and peace.

BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz gathers, equips, and mobilizes people of faith from across North America and the world for the work of peace rooted in justice. As the largest network of Baptist peacemakers, BPFNA strives to support and encourage those in our midst in the work of building a world where there is peace and justice for all. BPFNA’s annual conference is for everyone who longs for the spirituality, inspiration, skills, knowledge, and community to support a life of peace rooted in justice. Peacemakers from throughout the continent will come together for a week of inspiration and training that will empower our personal and corporate work for justice. Through meditation, worship, music, workshops, intergenerational recreation, bible studies, movies, educational programs for all ages, and more, we’ll equip ourselves for the work of creating a better world.

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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Watch this video to learn more about Misión Mazahua!









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.

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.

2018 TBD

2019 Location and date TBD I Western Canada or United States

Additional Summer Conference Resources

Click here for worship materials, reflections, songs, videos, and more from previous Summer Conferences.

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