It’s been exactly one week since I blogged last. I wish that my break was because I am on a some kind of relaxing get-away, but alas, I am on Presbyterian Conference overdrive. Last week I was at the Presbyterian General Assembly in Pittsburgh, I then spent three days in Albuquerque and now I am at Ghost Ranch near Abiquiu for the 2012 Presbyterian Peacemaking Conference.
16 days on the road, at least I could be in a rock band 😉
Today is the first full day of the Presbyterian Peacemaking Conference. An annual gathering of folks committed to peaceful pursuits and ministries of justice, this is a gathering that is organized out of the Peacemaking Program of the office of Compassion Peace and Justice. I have attended this event off and on over the past 10 years and always enjoy the blatant commitment that is expressed about justice, peace and compassion in the world.
There are some great folks speaking and presenting this including: Margaret Aymer, Cláudio Carvalhaes, David LaMotte, Luba Kravchenko and more, so if you are interested in “being here” this week, here are the links that you can like and follow.
- follow on twitter: @presbypeaceprog,#pcpeace12 and the list of twittering participants.
- like on facebook: Presbyterian Peacemaking Conferences and Presbyterian Peacemaking Program
Just to give you a taste of some of the topics and projects that come out of the ministry of the Peacemaking Program, here is a trailer of a documentary, “Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence” which will show on NBC beginning November 11. There will be more info to come, but again, just a taste. [Watch the Video].