Rev. Dr. Daniel L. Buttry is the Global Consultant for Peace and Justice for International Ministries of the American Baptist Churches. Or as he likes to put it, he is a nonviolent peace warrior! He travels around the world training people in conflict transformation, working from grassroots communities to high-level educational institutions. As a Christian minister and missionary he works primarily with and through the Christian communities, primarily Baptists. But he is also deeply committed to interfaith peacemaking and is comfortable engaging in multi-religious contexts. He is a founder and officer for the InterFaith Leadership Council in Metro Detroit. He has been involved in many mediation efforts, especially in Myanmar/Burma and with the Nagas of northeast India and northwest Myanmar. He has conducted trainings and workshops in every region of the world (except Antarctica!) and has been a speaker at countless conferences. He has authored 9 books, mostly on peacemaking topics but also on church renewal and preaching. He is a graduate of Wheaton College, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and received an honorary doctorate from Central Baptist Theological Seminary.
Dan’s wife, Sharon Buttry, is also an ordained clergywoman and a part-time commissioned Global Consultant missionary with International Ministries. She is involved with the International Hope Center doing urban mission work and community organizing in Hamtramck, Michigan–a municipality completely surrounded by Detroit. She has joined Dan in many of his international travels, co-facilitating with him in the conflict transformation training. She has also been engaged in interfaith peacemaking initiatives.
To read more about Dan’s work, including his missionary journals visit his page with International Ministries.
You can read Sharon’s journals on her page with International Ministries.
To support Dan’s peacemaking work with International Ministries click the “Give” button on the right his IM page. Monthly, quarterly or one-time donations can be made. Donations can be made for Sharon’s support the same way off her page.
Global Peacemakers Mentoring
Dan’s main concern now is strengthening, equipping, and mentoring the rising generation of peace and justice activists. His major programmatic component in the past few years and looking forward is the 10-day Training of Conflict Transformation Trainers (TCTT).
To support these younger peacemakers Dan has established the Global Peacemakers Mentoring Project with International Ministries. Dan invites ounger peacemakers to accompany him in trainings so they can grow in their skills and experience while gaining international exposure and cross-cultural capabilities.
Conflict transformation trainings are intense, high-energy, life-changing events in conflict areas that give people the vision and tools to act positively in conflict situations. The project supports TCTT grads in leading such trainings, which they have been doing for a number of years now with very exciting results. The Pan African Peace Network (PAPNET) in particular has developed as a support and coordinating body to enable this nuts and bolts peace work.
To contribute so as to enable this kind of peacework among the rising generation of peace and justice leaders, please go to the International Ministries project page (linked below) and find the donate options on the right.