Getting in the Way: the role of
Christian Peacemaker Teams
Learn how to do justice by exploring unarmed models for peacemaking, analyzing the inherent integration of spirituality and social justice action, and looking at disciplined and organized team initiatives on nonviolence.
Kathleen Kern has worked with CPT (Christian Peacemaker Teams) since 1993, serving on assignments in Haiti, Hebron, Chiapas, South Dakota and Colombia. She is a frequent contributor to the Builder and has authored two books: When it Hurts to Live and We are the Pharisees. Kern will return from a three month stint in the West Bank in January 2003.
|"Until people committed to nonviolence are willing to take the same risks for peace that soldiers are willing to take for war, people will always choose violence as the most viable solution to their problems."|
We are under pressure to succeed, we want to be liked by others, we see events in the world and quickly become de-sensitized to other people's pain. We don't easily see our personal connection to the rest of the world. And when we do, we can become so overwhelmed that we don't act at all. So, how can we be involved?
Chris Kahila, who is now Administrator for the Service Adventure program of the Mennonite Mission Network, has also served as youth pastor at Hesston Mennonite Church. Chris grew up in Southern Michigan and is a graduate of Hesston College, Tabor College, and Friends University; he moved to Kansas in 1996. Chris and his wife Kerri have two children.
(Chris will also have information about the Youth Venture and Service Adventure programs for youth and young adults.)
Heidi Beth Wert and Willow Wert will lead the older children in exploring principles of peace through rhythm and sharing of world cultural drum stories, as well as preparing liturgical drumming for worship. Heidi is co-director of " Drumming for Peace."
|Friday, February 7|
Opening program for All|
Music, sharing of peace stories
|11:00 PM||Bedtime (Quiet)|
|Saturday, February 8|
|9:00 AM||First Adult Session and Youth Session|
|10:30 AM||Adult Discussion / Free Time**|
|12:30 PM||Free Time** / Videos / Discussion|
|7:30 PM||Second Adult Session and Youth Session|
|11:00 PM||Bedtime (Quiet)|
|Sunday, February 9|
|9:00-10:30 AM||Final Adult and Youth Session|
|10:45 AM||Worship Service with Communion|
Most rooms accomodate up to four people (a double bed and a bunk bed with private bath), and one or two additional family members may be accomodated in the same room on the floor if you wish to bring sleeping bags for them. Single adults who wish to room together should send in their registration forms together, otherwise they will be paired with other singles if space is limited.
Name_________________________________________________________ Address______________________________________________________ City, State___________________________________ZIP____________ Phone______________________________E-mail____________________ Child's Name Age Sex ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____Adults @ 100.00 each* __________ ____Children @ $24.00 each __________ ____Youth @ $60.00 each __________ (Additional donation __________ ) TOTAL___________ Amount Enclosed___________ Amount Due at Check-in _____________________ Make checks payable to: Eastern District Conference Mail this registration form to: Becky Felton 942 Camp Trail Road Quakertown, PA 18951 Registration deadline is January 15, 2003 Any questions? Need more information? Call Becky Felton, 215-536-7935, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Robert Walden, 610-861-0653, E-mail: RWaldenPA@entermail.net
If you wish to pay the actual cost of the retreat, it would be greatly appreciated. Other donations to the retreat are also welcome.
Some financial help is available for those who find it difficult to pay the amount we charge. We want to enable as many people as possible to attend this retreat. (Contact Carl Yusavitz, 215-248-2140.)
If you have dietary restrictions or require other special accomodations (e.g., diabetic, or vegitarian, or difficulty climbing stairs, etc.) please include information about your needs.