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Peace and Justice Fall Gathering

Getting in the Way:
Nonviolent Peacemaking


Art and Peggy Gish
Christian Peacemaker Teams
Iraq and Palestine


group discussion about peace and justice
work in our congregations

Saturday, October 13, 2007
8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Blooming Glen Mennonite Church
Blooming Glen Road, Box 238
Blooming Glen, PA 18911 (map) 215-257-3431
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  • Keynote Presentations: Art and Peggy Gish
    Art and Peggy Gish will speak about their experiences living in the Middle East and practicing nonviolent conflict intervention with Christian Peacemaker Teams.

    Peggy Gish has been working in Iraq with Christian Peacemaker Teams since October 2002, and was in Iraq before, during, and after the 2003 war. Gish is a grandmother, farmer, community mediator, conflict management trainer, and former co-director of the Appalachian Peace and Justice Network in Athens, Ohio. Her book Iraq: a Journey of Hope and Peace (Herald Press, 2004) tells the story of her experiences and CPT's work in Iraq.

    Art Gish Art Gish has been active in Peace and social Justice work for over 40 years, having participated in the Civil Rights Movement and the Anti-Vietnam protests. He has been part of Christian Peacemaker Teams in Hebron since 1995. He is a graduate of Manchester College and Bethany Theological Seminary. He is the author of The New Left and Christian Radicalism (Eerdmans, 1970), Beyond the Rat Race (Herald Press. 1972), Living in Christian Community (Herald Press, 1979), and Hebron Journal: Stories of Nonviolent Peacemaking (Herald Press, 2001).

    Art and Peggy Gish are members of New Covenant Fellowship, a Christian communal farm near Athens, Ohio.

  • Group discussion of peace and justice work in our congregations -- sharing our experiences; ideas for getting started; networking, and new resources. Participants are encouraged to bring display materials that reflect peace and justice activities in their own congregations.
  • Peace and justice resource displays
  • Anyone with an interest in peacemaking is welcome
  • Schedule:
    Registration, coffee, and displays at 8:30 am; program begins 9:00 am includes light mid-morning brunch; and wrap-up by 1:30 pm

    Advance registration by October 10 is requested, but there is no registration fee. Contact the Conference Office, 215-723-5513,, or Sarah Witter, 215-345-5394,

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    Last Updated: 9/24/07
    Created: August 22, 2007