Shuck and Jive

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Final Weekend for Creating a Culture of Peace

This is the final weekend for Creating a Culture of Peace. Over the three weekends, we had over 60 participants learn and practice the principles of non-violence for personal and social change. I would recommend it to your congregation. Get in touch with Janet Chisolm to work out the arrangements.

We had good newspaper coverage from the Johnson City Press and The Elizabethton Star, including an opinion peace by Sandra Garrett.

Our facilitators were awesome.

Josie Setzler led the first week by herself, when the other presenter, Tim Pluta, became ill.

She then teamed with Jim Bailey for the second weekend.

Ted and Christy Gordon were our hosts for weekend number three.

Special thanks to Nancy Barrigar for organizing this event and the First Presbyterian Peacemaking Committee for hosting as volunteers.

And, of course, many thanks to our sponsors!

At the end of each weekend, folks broke into groups to pursue a common interest.

At some point in the near future we will have a reunion of the participants to check in on our progress.

Creating a Culture of Peace is a great way to build community and to spread the light of peace.

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