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Peace: A World Without Borders

June 12, 2012 | Borders are everywhere. There are borders separating countries/nations, borders drawn between states or municipalities, and even borders that define factory areas or commerce areas within cities. Read more »

Two Receive Scholarships to Summer Conference 2012

June 4, 2012 | Tommy Kegbeh of Community Church of Providence and Karen Trudel of Lime Rock Baptist Church in Lincoln, RI, both have received scholarships to the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America Peace Conference to take place at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, this summer from July 30th to August 4th. Read more »

Building Peace: A Good Samaritan Story, Live!

May 22, 2012 | The Following is the most recent update from JoAnn and Larry Sims, volunteer directors at the World Friendship Center in Hiroshima, Japan.The family made reservations to stay at World Friendship Center (WFC) in Hiroshima months ago. They came from Adelaide, Australia. The couple was brave by my standards traveling with a little girl barely two years old. The little girl had strawberry blonde hair and dancing blue eyes. The mother was a Flamenco dancer and the father was an opera singer.They arrived during one of our English conversation classes so we were surprised when our office manager rushed to us as we entered the office. ì Our guest just arrived and he is very sick. What shall we do?î I asked for more details and was told they had moved their luggage to the room and were resting.I knocked on the door and the father rose from his futon looking very pale and drawn. I asked him how he felt and what had happened. Their stay in Kyoto the past two days had turned out to be two days with some sort of stomach flu, serious cramps and extreme weakness. The mother had recovered in one day but the father seemed to be worse, unable to stand straight and was barely able to walk to their room. I asked him if he wanted to go to the hospital and that it was just across the river, about a five-minute walk. Could he make it? He said he thought he was better, that laying down had helped him feel stronger. Are you sure, I asked? He was certain. I then looked straight at the little girlís mother and asked, what do you think? She said he should go to the hospital because this was day 3 and he wasnít any better. Read more »

The Baptist Peace Fellowship Announces New Board Officers and Members for 2012-2013

May 21, 2012 | May 16, 2012 ñ Charlotte, N.C. ñ The Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America announces its 2012-2013 board officers and welcomes four new board members. Cheryl Dudley and Bill Brammer will return as president and vice president. Judson Day will join the officers as treasurer and Katy Friggle-Norton as secretary. The new members will begin their board responsibilities in October, 2012. Read more »

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