Wednesday, February 29, 2012

CPJ Workshop Leader Highlights

March 23: Compassion, Peace, and Justice Training Day
'Presbyterians and Economic Justice'
New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, Washington, D.C.

Discounted tickets for students and EAD participants!

Join the Office of Public witness and all the ministries of Compassion, Peace and Justice for a training day in Washington, D.C. Participants will have a full day of practical, church-based training and investigate the role Christians must play in today’s changing society, particularly on issues of economic justice. Plenaries and workshops on faith-based community organizing, practical tools for simple living, justice as discipleship-making, social responsibility through investing and many more!

Workshop Leader Highlights:

The Rev. W. Mark Koenig
Director, Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations

The Economic Implications of Occupation

The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has repeatedly called for an end to the occupation of the West Bank, and East Jerusalem. What are the economic implications of the occupation – for Palestinians, for Israelis, for the United States? How can we respond?

Cynthia E. White
Director, Self-Development of People

Self-Development of People: Voices of the Poor and Oppressed

Self-Development of People will provide an opportunity to listen to and learn from groups of economically poor and oppressed people who have organized to address issues impacting them and their community.   Learn more about the issues, how communities are coming together, and how you can help.   Hear how Self-Development of People, through its many Committees across the country, is engaged with communities of need and how you can become involved in this ministry.