BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz is the largest network of Baptist peacemakers in the world. It celebrates and supports the peacemaking work done by Baptist churches in the four home countries of Canada, the United States, Puerto Rico and Mexico by raising the visibility of these efforts; bringing peacemakers together in regional and international gatherings; and providing resources, speakers and training to its members. It also actively connects with peacemakers from other traditions, faith-based and secular, to build alliances and work together toward the common goal of a more just and peaceful world.
Witnessing to God’s peace rooted in justice ~ working together until it comes. Testificando sobre la paz de Dios enraizada en justicia ~ Trabajando hasta que llegue.
Scattered like salt across Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the United States, it is a movement of individuals and congregations from a wide variety of cultures and Baptist heritages, who share a common call to witness to God’s Peace—which is to say peace rooted in justice, this-worldly peace “on earth as it is in heaven.”
Since its inception as the Baptist Pacifist Fellowship in 1939, the organization has sought to build a culture of peace rooted in justice. Begun in response to the stated needs of conscientious objectors, as the Baptist Peace Fellowship it continued to address issues of war and injustice in the years following World War II. The current organization was founded in 1984 with the desire to provide international perspectives on peace and justice concerns by bringing together Baptist Peacemakers from four nations. Today, it comes together from around the globe for peace camps, friendship tours, training programs and other activities.