DENVER, CO: Register now for Christian Peacemaker Congress 17-20 September 2009

Restoring Balance: Peace Through Right Relationships
17-20 September 2009 
Register Now <http://cpt.org/participate/congressX/register>
Hosted by Student Action Committee, Iliff School of Theology
2201 S University Blvd, Denver, Colorado, USA 

The congress will be a time to

  • hear the voices of Aboriginal Peoples
  • learn new ways of peace
  • consider together what balance, shalom, peace and justice mean for  different peoples
  • struggle together to bring these things into being
  • learn about CPT’s work and community

Through worship, workshops, and prophetic public witness, the Congress invites you to "get in the way" of Jesus to bring healing, transformation, and long-term competent strategy to our peacemaking.  

Speakers and Resource People <http://cpt.org/participate/congressX/speakers

George "Tink" Tinker, Baldridge Professor of American Indian Culture and Practice at Iliff and author of "Missionary Conquest." 
Elizabeth Garcia, CPTer and immigration activist mobilizing opposition against the Border Wall and immigration detention centers 
Harley Eagle, Coordinator of Indigenous Work, Mennonite Central Committee 
CPTers speaking on CPT’s peacemaking work around the world.

Workshops
Immigration: Miguel de la Torre, Associate Professor of Ethics and author of "Reading the Bible from the Margins."  Reviewing immigration situations in Greeley, IA, Arizona and other flash points of immigration conflict.  
CPT in Palestine 
CPT in Colombia 
CPT’s Aboriginal Justice work 
Many more……

Public Witness 
All Peacemaker Congress participants are invited to join in a public action supporting aboriginal justice work, and bearing witness to our faith in the God of peace and our commitment to the transformative power of nonviolence.

Making Connections

In addition to worship, plenaries, and workshops, the congress will provide time for programmed caucus and unprogrammed social get-togethers for you to connect with other peacemakers around shared interests.

Celebration
Saturday night is a time for party and music making.  

Children and Youth 
The Congress is a child-friendly event! Indicate on the registration form if you need childcare for pre-school and/or elementary school children during plenary sessions and workshops.  Parents and others are encouraged to volunteer as assistants. Youth are encouraged to be active participants in the Congress.  

Meals

Most meals are provided by volunteers from the Congress Local Planning Committee and served at the host location.  To cut costs, you are welcome to bring a loaf of bread, fruit, and a dozen cookies to share.  You are also invited to help with meal preparation and clean up.  Please note dietary needs on the registration form.

Lodging
Home hospitality and free dormitory-style church basement accommodations are available; be sure to indicate your preference on the registration form.  Those wanting to stay in a motel/hotel must make their own reservations.  

 

Co-Sponsors:

  • Boulder Mennonite Church, Boulder, CO
  • The Dunamis Peace Institute
  • Ecumenical Project for International Cooperation
  • Episcopal Peace Fellowship
  • First Mennonite Church, Denver, CO
  • Mennonite Church Canada Witness
  • National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee (NWTRCC)
  • Peace and Justice Support Network, Mennonite Church  USA
  • Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center
 

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