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BPFNA Co-Sponsors 'Truth Commission on Conscience in War'

April 21, 2010 | Truth commissions have been used to report on human rights abuses and systemic injustices and to foster justice and healing for a whole society. Meeting at New York City\'s Riverside Church, this Truth Commission sought to bring to light the issues facing soldiers who find themselves in opposition to a specific war instead of "war in any form" as required in current regulations. Founding director Ken Sehested represented BPFNA and wrote this op-ed piece for the online version of the Washington Post. Read more »

Cecil Sherman Passes Away After Massive Heart Attack

April 18, 2010 | Cecil Sherman, longtime leader of free and faithful Baptists and one of the central figures to help give birth to the renewal movement known as Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF), died from complications of a heart attack April 17 in Virginia. Read more »

Advocacy Action for Human Victims of Pesticide Use

April 5, 2010 | BPFNA members and friends are invited to participate in this campaign, designed to draw attention to the plight of Nicaraguans suffering from the effects of Nemagon, a powerful pesticide used for many years in banana farming. This effort supports those seeking health care and an assurance that Nemagon (banned in the US as a human toxin) will never be used again. Read more »

Remembering Jane Esdale

February 26, 2010 | Jane Esdale, former Development Director for BPFNA, died Wednesday, February 24, 2010, following a three-week illness. Her concern for and care of those on the margins of society knew no bounds, as did her commitment for peace and justice, and her voice will be missed. Read more »

Opinion: On Valentine's Day, Prisoners and Haitian Debt

February 11, 2010 | Ken Sehested writes, "As with many modern cultural traditions, Valentine\'s Day draws from a jumble of historical memories. However, the observance\'s namesake comes directly from Christian history. The Roman Catholic Church\'s official list of saints actually has three entries for \'Saint Valentine.\' " Read more »

Christian Peace Witness Offers Lenten Study Series

February 11, 2010 | A Lenten study entitled "No More of This" has been produced by the ecumenical Christian Peace Witness. Tony Campolo, Sr. Dianna Ortiz, Elizabeth McAlister and Joshua Casteel are among those featured in the package, which includes Bible study, video segments and discussion guides. Read more »

Postcard from Sudan: Lee McKenna Reports on Her Current Work in the Country

February 6, 2010 | Now on her fourth trip to work in Sudan, Lee McKenna writes, "For the longest time, it seems as if the only people getting on the Turkish Airline flight to Khartoum are me and a lone man perched on a wooden stool ñ I am assuming that this hole-in-the-wall gate goes with the status accorded to suspicious characters headed for one of those nasty places on lists: no seats, a modest counter and one stool, occupied. His rumpled, desert-grey suit is draped over a thin frame, his teeth not a priority, long facial features below a thinning crop of shiny grey-brown hair...." Read more »

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