Global Consultant for Peace and Justice

Dan Buttry is the Global Consultant for Peace and Justice with International Ministries of the American Baptist Churches. That means that he works around the world, usually on short term peace projects. His area of specialty is conflict transformation. Simply put, conflict transformation means turning conflict from negative, destructive experiences into positive, constructive experiences in which problems are solved, unjust relationships are structured in more just ways, violence is replaced by nonviolent means of dealing with disagreements, torn relationships are reconciled, decisions become more participatory and traumatized people are supported for healing.

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Upcoming Events

American Baptist Mission Summit

Start date: June 29, 2017

End date: July 3, 2017

Location: Portland, Oregon

The American Baptist Mission Summit will be held in Portland, Oregon.  Dan and Sharon Buttry will be there.  International Ministries will host a luncheon event.  The Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America will host the Peace Breakfast on Sunday, July 2 at 7:15 with Cheryl Dudley as speaker.  The Buttrys will be hosting Lance Muteyo from Zimbabwe, coordinator of the Pan African Peace Network.

Baptist Peace Fellowship Summer Conference

Start date: July 17, 2017

End date: July 22, 2017

Location: Toluca, Mexico

This year the BPFNA’s annual summer conference will be in Mexico.  Ximena Ulloa Montemayor, who attended the 2009 Global Baptist Peace Conference in Rome, Italy, will be the Program Manager for the conference.

Ukraine Evangelical Theological Seminary

Start date: November 6, 2017

End date: November 10, 2017

Location: UETS, Kiev, Ukraine

Dan will be teaching a week-long class on conflict transformation at the Ukraine Evangelical Theological Seminary in Kiev.


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