Getting in the Way
Peace & Justice
Peace and Justice Fall Gathering
Getting in the Way:
Art and Peggy Gish
Christian Peacemaker Teams
Iraq and Palestine
alsogroup 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 and Directions
Peace and justice resource displays
Anyone with an interest in peacemaking is welcome
- 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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Sarah Witter, 215-345-5394,