Mark your calendars now for the fourth international Baptist Peace Conference. This global event will inaugurate the 400th anniversary year of the Baptist heritage being recognized in various locations around the world.

Like previous conferences in Sweden (1988), Nicaragua (1992), and Australia (2000), this gathering will bring together Baptists who are active in nonviolent struggles for justice and for strengthening the witness of Baptist peacemaking in various global contexts.

The conference will consist of six days including intensive training in conflict transformation, nonviolent prophetic action, and other relevant topics, inspiring speakers, workshops, and worship. There also will be optional opportunities to tour Rome and the surrounding area on Friday culminating in a magnificent time of worship in the Waldensian church.


The Global Baptist Peace Conference will consist of six days (9-14 February 2009), which includes training seminars, workshops, plenary speakers and a variety of worship times.

The proposed training seminars:

Restorative Justice (Marinetta Cannito Hjort, leader)
Non-Violent Struggle (Daniel Hunter & Akum Longchari, leaders)
Biblically-based Conflict Transformation (Dan Buttry, leader)
Development Assistance and Humanitarian Aid in Conflict (Daniela Rapisarda, leader)
Building a Theology of Peace (Paul Fiddes, leader)
Inter-Cultural Conflict and Peacebuilding (Barry Higgins,, leader)
Plenary Speakers and Preachers:

Grace Shatsung (India) and Gustavo Parajon (Nicaragua), Anna Maffei (Italy), Ken Sehested (USA)


Joao Matwawana (Angola), C.H. Chiromo (Zimbabwe), Norman Kember (United Kingdom), Martin Accad (Lebanon), Karen Thomas Smith (Morocco), and Malkhaz Songulashvili (Republic of Georgia).

The list of workshops will be available once they are complete.

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