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BPFNA FRIENDSHIP TOUR

posted Nov 4, 2010, 10:08 AM by Underwood Baptist Church

BPFNA FRIENDSHIP TOUR – CHIAPAS, MEXICO – JANUARY 15-23, 2011

We invite you to join the BPFNA for a transformative trip to Mexico. Our planned itinerary includes three days in Mexico City and five in San Cristóbal de las Casas, a city in the central highlands of the Mexican state of Chiapas. Our visits will be centered around two seminaries -- the Seminario Bautista of Mexico in Mexico City and the Mayan Intercultural Seminary at Chiapas in San Cristóbal.

Meeting with long-time BPFNA friends in both cities, we’ll examine Conflict Transformation in context -- examining how culture, history, religion, economics and politics interplay in a multicultural setting, especially among indigenous people. We’ll meet with people on the ground who’ll share with us the realities – the sorrows, the joys, and the challenges – of their lives. We’ll witness the Mexican Baptist commitment to justice and local work dedicated to interreligious, intercultural interaction, peace and tolerance. We’ll hear from people working to address issues of race, social inequality and justice through community-based educational and social initiatives that promote cooperation and solidarity. We’ll visit villages and sites of cultural and historical importance. We’ll worship and reflect together and with our new-found friends. We will never be the same again!

www.bpfna.org/friendship - 704/521-6051

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