February 25, 2019
Colombia – Global Baptist Peace Conference
Peace and Justice
GoalInternational Ministries seeks to raise $5,750 to provide 20 scholarships for the Global Baptist Peace Conference
SummaryThis project is to provide 20 scholarships to the 2019 Global Baptist Peace Conference, the latest in a series of international gatherings that have been sparking grassroots peacemaking movements around the world since 1988.
DescriptionThe Global Baptist Peace Conference is designed for those passionate about nonviolence, social justice and strengthening the global witness for peace. Focused on the theme Peace in Our Land: Toward a World Without Violence, its goal is to ignite regional and grassroots movements for peace.
This conference is a continuation of a series of influential global peace conferences that began in 1988 in Sweden. Past gatherings have sparked an immense amount of effective grassroots work, and many individual peacemakers have been inspired and equipped to continue their own creative and courageous work. The event will build on the important work of Baptists engaged in peacemaking processes around the globe and will equip those engaged in ecumenical and interfaith peace-building around the world.
The 2019 gathering will take place on July 15-20 in Cali, Colombia, to recognize and learn from the extraordinary accomplishments of the Colombian Peace Accord. Attendees will be able to learn from the setbacks and successes of this peace process, as well as the factors that make it more or less likely to hold for the long term. They will also have the opportunity to meet some of the main actors in the peace process. This event will provide invaluable insight for those who have seen similar situations of long-term, deadly violence in their own contexts.
Suggested Gifts$250 will cover registration costs for one attendee.
Prayer RequestsPlease pray for the people worldwide who are living in dangerous situations of conflict and violence.
Please pray for the success of the conference.
Please pray that all who can benefit from the conference will be able to attend.