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Waging Peace: A Conflict Transformation Workshop


June 20, 2013

Waging Peace: A Conflict Transformation Workshop

Thursday, June 20, 2013
ABCUSA Biennial
Overland Park Convention Center

Cost: $50 and includes the one-day workshop, all handouts and a boxed lunch
Register and pay for the training through the ABCUSA Biennial website registration page.

Conflict Transformation: transforming conflict into peaceful outcomes. Conflict Transformation approaches differ from those of conflict management or conflict resolution, seeking to transform the relationships that support violence by identifying long-standing issues and inequities.

The Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America has used Conflict Transformation for almost 20 years to help people involved in ongoing wars throughout the world move beyond a focus on winning a battle to a focus on transforming their understanding of conflict and what true winning would look like. Based on the biblical message of peace, Conflict Transformation is not a simple solution but a whole way of understanding life.

This special one-day training, Waging Peace, offered at the ABCUSA Biennial gives you the opportunity to experience a taste of this transformation while learning specific skills that will help you address conflict in your own situation.


8:30-9:30 - Holy Ground
The biblical message helps us understand conflict in a new way.

9:30-noon - Conflict Styles
Discover your personal conflict style and how you interact with others who have different styles. We will also answer the question: What is Jesus’ conflict style?

Noon-1:00 – Lunch – a boxed lunch with drink will be provided.

1:00-2:30 - Handling Conflict
You will be introduced to various approaches for handling conflict and learn why these proven ways bring about peaceful results. We will also examine biblical texts of conflicts.

2:30-4:00 - Deep Listening
Discover how a person’s position in a conflict can be different from his or her interests, needs and feelings. Learn how this understanding can be used to move a conflicted situation toward a peaceful conclusion.


Evelyn Hanneman, BPFNA Operations Coordinator, will lead the workshop. A native of Rochester, NY, Evelyn has been with the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America since 1999. Evelyn received her Master of Arts degree in Urban Studies from Southern Connecticut State University and studied at Andover Newton Theological School. She has studied Conflict Transformation with ABCUSA International Missionary Dan Buttry and is a certified trainer through Plowshares Institute. With a life-long concern for justice, Evelyn’s major interest is educating people on issues of peace with justice and helping them find ways to relate them to their own lives.

Contact Information

Evelyn Hanneman
[email protected]

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