Leaders gain peacemaking strategies for polarized times at Pastors & Leaders conference of AMBS


by John Longhurst for Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary and available here

Betty Pries, PhD, CMed, presents a teaching session during Pastors & Leaders 2024, which was held Feb. 19–22 at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana. (Credit: Jason Bryant/AMBS)

ELKHART, Indiana (Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary) — Political polarization, war, climate crisis, loneliness, economic instability. These are just a few of the challenges people face today, featured speaker Betty Pries, PhD, CMed, told those gathered Feb. 19–22 at the Pastors & Leaders 2024 conference of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) in Elkhart, Indiana.

The event, which focused on the theme “Strategies for Peacemaking,” brought together 183 participants — 158 in person and 25 online — for times of worship, learning and inspiration.

“There is so much pain in the world, in addition to the personal pain we are carrying,” said Pries, a mediator, trainer, facilitator and consultant in conflict transformation from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. […]

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