Sowing Mustard Seeds; Working for God’s Justice, Confronting Poverty is the theme of the 2008 Peacemaking Conference planned for July 15-19 at Chapman University in Southern California. Register now.
Co-directors Edie Gause and Andrew Short commented, “ It’s inspiring to watch a conference encompassing the Peacemaking and Hunger Programs, Joining Hands against Hunger Program, the Child Advocacy Office, the Presbyterian Washington and United Nations Offices, the Office of Small Church and Community Ministries, and Mission Responsibility through Investment. This shows the new collaboration emerging at the General Assembly level.”
With activities for the whole family, the conference will feature practical, at-home responses to the entwining issues of poverty, racism, militarism, and environmental concerns.
Presenter Anuradha Mittal, is executive director of The Oakland Institute, a native of India and an internationally renowned expert on trade, development, human rights and agriculture; Roberto Jordan, president of the Reformed Church in Argentina, is a member of the executive committee of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches and one of the drafters of the Accra Confession. Lisa Schirch is professor of peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University and program director of the 3D Security Initiative, which promotes conflict prevention and peacebuilding in U.S. security policymaking.
Theological Reflector/Preacher for the week is Mark Lomax is pastor of First African Presbyterian Church in Lithonia, GA, interim dean at Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary and chair of the homiletics department at the Interdenominational Theological Center.
“What a faithful way to enjoy this summer’s vacation,” remarked Edie Gause.