Shuck and Jive

Monday, January 28, 2008

First Pres., Bristol Gets on the Peace Train!

I am pleased to report that First Presbyterian Church, Bristol is a sponsor of Creating a Culture of Peace. My colleague, Gordon Turnbull e-mailed me the good news.

Today's Johnson City Press had on the front page an article on bullying,
Take That, Bully - Woodland students learn tips for dealing with tormenters.

This is what this CCP event is about. It is not exclusively, nor even primarily, anti-war protest training, even though it includes training on how to be peacemakers in all aspects of our lives. It is about coming to terms with how we respond and how we can better respond to conflicts. This training will be excellent for teachers. You can take what you learn back to the classroom. It is also good for students (age 14 and up) in dealing with bullying.

It is good for us adults in how we can better use our words and actions for peace and for building up. I know it is training I can use.

Thanks again, First Pres. Bristol for getting on the peace train!

First Presbyterian Church

701 Florida Avenue
Bristol, TN 37620

1 comment:

  1. LOL!

    I'll bet Gordon has some pissed off session members chirping in his ears.
    You can pretty much credit Turnbull and Chad Carpenter for cultivating the healthy mentality amongst the youth at FP Bristol.

    There's some fine young people growing up there and the focus on the pure evil that is war can only help make them better.