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Intercultural Conference - Bold Conversations


  • Doubletree by Hilton 99 Erdman Way Leominster, MA, 01453 United States (map)

Youth Commuter Scholarships Still Available
Ordained ABC clergy eligible for Cultivating New Life Grants from American Baptist Home Mission Society when attending the full conference (click here)
Members of the Conference of Baptist Ministers of Massachusetts eligible for scholarships when attending the full conference (click here)

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Hotel Accomodations

For hotel reservations by phone: Please call 978-534-9000 and ask for reservations. Tell them you would like to “make a reservation under the group code “MBM

For hotel reservations online: Visit http://leominster.doubletree.com. Enter your arrival and departure dates, the amount of rooms you will need and the amount of people that will be occupying each room. Below, in small blue lettering, you will see “Add Special Rate Codes” --- Click on that link In the box where it says “Group Code” --- Enter "MBM". Click on Check Rooms & Rates. Proceed with choosing your room type and booking your reservation.

About the Speakers

The Rev. Eric H. F. Law is the founder and executive director of the Kaleidoscope Institute for Competent Leadership in a Diverse Changing World. He has been a consultant and trainer for building inclusive community for over 20 years working with the Roman Catholic, Episcopal, United Methodist, Presbyterian, American Baptist, United Church of Christ and Lutheran Churches in the United States, Canada, Asia, Australia and Europe. He is the author of 6 books: The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb (also available in Spanish), The Bush Was Blazing But Not Consumed, Inclusion:Making Room for Grace, Sacred Acts, Holy Change, The Word at the Crossing and Finding Intimacy in a World of Fears. He is an Episcopal priest, a composer of church music, a photographer and a playwright. See his worship music compositions in Music by Heart – Paperless Songs for Evening Worship, published by Church Publishing of the Episcopal Church. His latest project is called Grace In Cyberspace in which he introduces “Dialogue Media” and “Prayervideo” into the internet to move viewers to form prayerful inclusive communities through dialogue. See samples of this project in http://www.youtube.com/GraceInCyberSpace.

An ordained American Baptist minister, Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Haggray has deep roots in the life of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) and the greater Baptist family. Currently the Executive Director of the American Baptist Home Missions Society, he has also served DCBC as executive director/minister from 2001 to 2009 and currently serves as a member of the American Baptist Extension Corporation’s Board of Directors. He is a member of ABCUSA’s Adaptive Challenge Team and chairman of the Baptist World Alliance’s Commission on Social and Environmental Justice. Haggray also serves as co-chairman of the National Planning Team of New Baptist Covenant, a movement focused on uniting Baptists in service and Christian love to promote justice and overcome racial, theological and geographic boundaries.

Currently retired, Rev. Don Ng has served as President and Vice President of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA). Since 1998, Don has served as senior pastor of the historic First Chinese Baptist Church in San Francisco that was started by the American Baptist Home Mission Societies in 1880, ministering to both English-speaking and Cantonese-speaking people in Chinatown as well as in the greater Bay Area. Recently the church was one of four congregations featured in the Transformed by the Spirit video as remaining effective in ministry and faithful to God’s leading by growing through adaptive change.

Earlier Event: June 25
MBMM Board of Directors Meeting
Later Event: September 16
MBMM Board of Directors Annual Retreat