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BPFNA to Offer Conflict Transformation Training at ABC Biennial

January 8, 2011 | BPFNA will teach the fundamentals of Conflict Transformation in its "Waging Peace" workshop, offered as part of the American Baptist Churches pre-Biennial events, June 23 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Evelyn Hanneman, BPFNA\'s Operations Coordinator and the facilitator for this training, says, "Conflict is a part of our lives, whether close to home or in a war fought overseas. Since we are called by Christ to be peacemakers, we need to learn the skills necessary to work for peace." Read more »

Dec. 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada

December 6, 2010 | On Dec. 6, 1989, 14 women were killed in a violent act at Montral\'s lcole Polytechnique. Writing in the Toronto Star, Eileen Morrow says, "Today is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. Typically on this day each year, there is a lot of remembrance. Action is another matter...." Morrow is coordinator of the Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses. Read more »

Church Taking Festive Approach to World AIDS Day

November 30, 2010 | Allen Temple Baptist Church, a BPFNA Partner Congregation in Oakland, Calif. internationally acclaimed for its HIV/AIDS ministry, is taking a festive approach to a somber occasion ñ World AIDS Day, observed annually on Dec. 1. Read more »

Prayers for Burma

November 25, 2010 | The Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America has been involved in seeking peace in Burma for nearly 20 years. As times change, a new paradigm must be found to guide this work. In conjunction with American Baptist Churches USA - International Ministries, Baptist World Alliance and the Shalom Institute of Myanmar, we invite you to join Baptists around the world in praying for peace in Burma (Myanmar) during Advent. Read more »

Pray for Afghanistan with Advent Conference Calls

November 25, 2010 | Along with our colleagues in the Christian Peace Witness and Hosanna! Peopleís Seminary (H!PS), BPFNA invites you to a special experience: Listen to Afghan children and American veterans share experiences of war and occupation in a series of one-hour conference calls scheduled for each Sunday in Advent. Read more »

Truth Commission Urges Change in Conscientious Objector Status

November 10, 2010 | The Truth Commission on Conscience in War called on the US military Nov. 10 to extend Conscientious Objector status to soldiers who believe a specific war is immoral. BPFNA is one of 61 co-sponsors of the Truth Commission, which is releasing its report in a series of events in Washington, D.C., Nov. 10-12. Read more »

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