The APF is pleased to announce publication of our first wall calendar featuring Adventist pioneers whose lives continue to challenge and provoke as champions of nonviolence, peacemaking, social justice, environmentalism, freedom of conscience, and human rights. The 12"x12" calendar includes major U.S. holidays and days of significance to socially conscious persons of all faiths or none. Days of particular importance to peacemakers in the Adventist tradition are highlighted in red.
The APF 2015 wall calendar will be mailed to pastors, teachers, and others in the APF network, and sent as a thank-you to individuals who make an online donation of at least $25 to the APF before the end of January. Donations will help support the ongoing work of the APF and creation of an Adventist peace and justice curriculum for use in school and church settings.
Among the individuals whose stories are told throughout the year on the calendar are prominent poet and novelist of the Harlem Renaissance, Arna Bontemps (February); champion of gender equality, Sojourner Truth (March); Soviet era prisoner of conscience Vladimir Shelkov (August); and revolutionary missionaries to Peru, Fernando and Ana Stahl (September). The calendar also announces the first annual Adventist Peace Education Week (January 12-19), and first annual Adventist Peace Fellowship Sabbath (May 23).
A high resolution sample from the calendar (featuring A. T. Jones for the month of January) can be downloaded as a PDF file.
For more information about the calendar, see the interview with its creator, APF director Ronald Osborn, by Jared Wright at Spectrum Magazine online.