Faith & Social Justice: In the spirit of Richard Overton and the 17th C. Levellers

Seeking Peace: The Courage to Be Nonviolent

The Baptist Peace Fellowship’s peace camp is not the only exciting gathering for justice and peace coming up.
Another is “Seeking Peace: The Courage to Be Nonviolent.” This will be held 8-11 September in Indianapolis, IN
To register go to this url: http://www.plowsharesproject.org/php/HistoricPeaceChurchConference.php Hurry, because the housing is available at the conference rate only until 09 August! There is another city-wide event that weekend and housing will be at a premium! This conference is sponsored by the Historic Peace Churches (Mennonite Church, USA; Church of the Brethen, and Friends/Quakers) as well as by Every Church a Peace Church, Christian Peacemaker Teams, and the Plowshares Peace Studies Collaborative. Other sponsors include the Mennonite and Brethren Council for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Interests, Quaker House in Fayetteville, NC, On Earth Peace Assembly, the Mennonite Central Committee, National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund, Brethren Witness Washington Office, and the Peace and Justice Support Network of the Mennonite Church, USA. Keynote speakers will include Rev. C. T. Vivian, legendary veteran of the Civil Rights movement (a Baptist and board member of Every Church a Peace Church); Rev. Dr. Ann K. Riggs (Quaker), Associate General Secretary for Faith and Order of the National Council of Churches; Peggy Gish (Brethren), farmer, peace activist, and author of a book describing what it was like to be in Iraq at the start of “Shock and Awe;” Dr. Lisa Lirch (Mennonite), Professor of Conflict Transformation, Eastern Mennonite University. There will also be workshops and worship.
All are welcome. Join us if you can!

July 21, 2005 Posted by | nonviolence, peacemaking | 2 Comments