Friday, February 21, 2014

Register Now for Advocacy Training Weekend March 21-24 in Washington DC!

Register Now for Advocacy Training Weekend March 21-24 in Washington DC!
Discount Ecumenical Avocacy Days Registration Ends Today!  Discount Hotel Rate Ends March 1!

Are you interested in learning more about the different types of violence that afflict our world, and what you can do to help seek peaceful solutions? Register for Compassion, Peace and Justice Training Day (CPJ Day) on March 21 and Ecumenical Advocacy Days from March 21 – 24 in Washington, DC.

Workshops for CPJ Day will cover a variety of topics. And, all will show Presbyterians are involved in finding solutions to transform violence.  Workshops include: “Is Poverty a Form of Violence?”, “Ending Violence Against Women”, “The Presbyterian Response to the Conflict in Syria”, “When the Global Market Gets Violent” and “Nonviolent Responses to the Occupation” among many others. Featured speakers for these events include:

·         James “Jim” Atwood, a retired Presbyterian minister who has spent nearly 40 years working on issues of gun violence prevention;

·         Herman Kumara, an internationally recognized organizer in the fisheries sector and a prominent voice for human rights in Sri Lanka;

·         Rev. J. Herbert Nelson, II, the director the Office of Public Witness (OPW) for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in Washington, DC;

·         Shaya Gregory Poku, an advocate for reconciliation and staff member of the Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service at Northeastern University, where she directs the Social Justice Resource Center to train the next generation in critical thinking, interfaith cooperation, global awareness and self-knowledge

·         Linda Eastwood, a Presbyterian teaching elder who has recently spent several years coordinating the Colombia Accompaniment Program, a partnership between the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the Presbyterian Church of Colombia (IPC, Iglesia Presbiteriana de Colombia.) 

To learn more about the speakers, workshops being offered or to register for the event, visit