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BPFNA Seeks Member Support to Meet Annual Budget

July 28, 2011 | For the past three years, the BPFNA has avoided the financial woes that many small non-profits have suffered in the recession, benefitting from the generosity of two significant bequests and a challenge grant. This year is the ìcrunchî year ñ we are completely dependent on members to raise our entire $457,194 operating budget. Read more »

Opinion: Grabbing the Thread of Forgiveness

July 15, 2011 | Norman Jameson writes, "A 1972 photograph of 9-year-old Kim Phuc fleeing her burning village in Vietnam -- her clothes incinerated from her body and her skin falling from her back and arms -- captured the worldís attention. Some say it fanned the flame of anti-war sentiment in the United States that accelerated American withdrawal from the quagmire." Read more »

Opinion: Engaging God's Future with Unfettered Forgiveness

July 12, 2011 | In the lead-up to our annual Summer Conference, BPFNA hosted a forgiveness-themed Peace Breakfast at the General Assembly of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) in Tampa, Fla. For Joe LaGuardia, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Conyers, Ga., the event marked a transformative moment in his own faith formation and his view of the General Assembly as a whole. Read more »

Vietnam Napalm Girl Now an Advocate for Peace

July 11, 2011 | You may not know her name, but if you were born before 1970 you have seen Kim Phucís picture. She is the 9-year-old girl seen running burned and naked in Nick Utís 1972 Pulitzer Prize-winning photo that fanned anti-war sentiment in the United States. Read more »

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 »

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