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Why "Peace Camp"?

July 6, 2011 | As the BPFNA Summer Conference continues at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Va., WHSV-TV aired this report exploring the question, "why peace camp?" Read more »

First Class of Cuban Prison Chaplains Graduate

June 27, 2011 | A group of 87 pastors and lay leaders recently made up the first graduating class of prison chaplains in Cuba. Their training, co-sponsored by the Ecumenical Council of Churches in Cuba and the Ecumenical Seminary in Matanzas, was led in part by Dr. Francisco RodÈs, retired pastor of First Baptist Church, Matanzas, and Rev. Mark Siler, a prison chaplain affiliated with Circle of Mercy, a BPFNA Partner Congregation in Asheville, N.C. Read more »

Kairos/Afghanistan: The Beginning of the End

June 14, 2011 | On December 1, 2009 President Obama called for a surge in American troops with the intention of marking the beginning of the end of the war in Afghanistan. This July, we have a "Kairos Opportunity for Peace", a potential turning point in the United States of Americaís longest war that began on October 7, 2001. (See story for worship and study resources.) Read more »

Hurricane Katrina Documentary Premieres in Wayne, PA

May 26, 2011 | The new DVD documentary, "Connections - Storms of Injustice: From Hurricane Katrina to Your World", was premiered May 21 at Central Baptist Church, a BPFNA Partner Congregation in Wayne, PA. This important new resource and its accompanying study guide are available now for congregations, Sunday School classes and other groups. Read more »

Remembering Gustavo Parajón

March 14, 2011 | Rev. Dr. Gustavo ParajÛn, a leading voice for peace and justice ministry in Nicaragua for more than 40 years, died Sunday at his home there. His passing was sudden and unexpected. Read more »

Baptists Prepare Response to Japan Quake, Tsunami

March 11, 2011 | Baptist groups prepared March 11 to meet human needs caused by a magnitude 8.9 earthquake that spawned tsunami waves as high as 23 feet in Japan and prompted tsunami warnings in Hawaii and watches as far away as the West Coast of the United States. Read more »


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