Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America, Inc. (BPFNA)

Beyond Barriers

aka BPFNA, BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz   |   Charlotte, NC   |  http://www.bpfna.org

Mission

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.

Notes from the nonprofit

We are an organization that moves 'Beyond barriers' transforming society but also transforming itself by implementing our three strategic goals – becoming an anti-racist, intercultural & decentralized organization. BPFNA is a small but extraordinary organization that changes the lives of those who transit in its path. We strive to provoke spiritual awakenings, bonding of unusual friendships, a knowledge of peace that grows justice actions, and to strengthen the will of those seeking peace with justice. These things might escape measure but are evident in the lives' changes of those crossing our path.

Ruling year info

1986

Interim Executive Director

Rev. Dr. Doris Garcia Rivera

Program Coordinator

Mrs. Allison Paksoy

Main address

300 Hawthorne Ln Suite 205

Charlotte, NC 28204 USA

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EIN

58-1583709

NTEE code info

Protestant (X21)

Intergroup/Race Relations (R30)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (S01)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Beyond Barriers, People Move

The BPFNA curate and create resources for and supports peacemaking on Anti-racism, Restorative justice, Conflict transformation, Interculturality, COVID 19, Gender & LGBTQ+ rights, Liturgy, Anti Guns Violence, and Children's Peace education.

We hold conferences, local and worldwide, on peacemaking issues. These include our International Annual Summer Conference, a week of preaching, learning, workshops, and networking with other peacemakers; and regional gatherings of our Partner Congregations.

We hold conflict transformation training around the world and locally in North America, giving people the tools to be peacemakers in their own countries.

Our Peace Fund supports a variety of projects with funds for development, human rights, education in peace, justice, LGBTQ+ issues, and conflict transformation. We actively work with other Peace Fellowships and faith-based organizations to witness an end to racism and to intercultural inclusion in the workplace and communities.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Multiracial people

Where we work

Awards

Baptist Peacemaker - Award of Merit in the Editorial or Opinion category. 2020

Associated Press Church

Baptist Peacemaker - Award of Merit for Theological or Scholarly Article 2020

Associated Press Church

Affiliations & memberships

American Baptist Churches 1984

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve over members from and within dominant conscious empathic communities and members from marginal and discriminated groups (People of Color - Hispanics, African American, undocumented migrants, indigenous groups, and gender) in four member nations, Canada, USA, Mexico & Puerto Rico.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    The Board increased its representation of Hispanic people and BPFNA became a bilingual organization due to a survey and dialogue with the members wanting more diversity. Another recent survey and dialogue with members showed they don't have a clear understanding of the vision and scope of the organization. We started a process to renew the vision of the organization.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Changes at the Board level bring about more Hispanics and this opened the decision-making to be more equitable and diverse. The input of the Hispanic members brought a wider scope in terms of programs. Our meetings and online events are bilingual. This effort opened the participation of a broader group of Hispanics, increase creativity, and is empowering the Hispanic constituency we work with.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America, Inc. (BPFNA)

Board of directors
as of 9/16/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Rev. Doug Donley

University Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Min.

Term: 2021 - 2023

Michelle Schellinger Gutierrez

Youth & Young Adult Representative

Jason Smith

Alliance of Baptist

Karen Turner

Church of the Redeemer, Toronto, CA

Roxanne Wright

Central Baptist Church, Wayne, PA

Zoe McMillan

Grace Baptist Church in Statesville, North Carolina

Luis Calderon-Reyes

San Juan, PR

Lina Forero-Segura

Center of Praise Baptist Church, Cali, Colombia

Allison Tanner

Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church, Oakland

Karen Hilliker

Aylmer Baptist Church, London, Ontario

Luz Chagüendo Ospina

National Coordinator of the Women's Network of the CEDECOL Peace Commission, Cali, Colombia

Brian Kaylor

Word&Way, Jefferson City, MO

Michael Ware

North Shore Baptist Church, Chicago

Karen Turner

Church of the Redeemer, Toronto, CA

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/16/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/16/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.