Restoring Balance: Peace Through Right Relationships
September 17-20, 2009
Hosted by Student Action Committee, Iliff School of Theology
2201 S University Blvd, Denver, Colorado, USA
A time to:
- hear the voices of Aboriginal Peoples
- learn new ways of peace
- consider together what balance, shalom, peace and justice mean for different peoples
- struggle together to bring these things into being
- learn about CPT's work and community
Through worship, workshops, and prophetic public witness, the Congress invites you to “get in the way” of Jesus to bring healing, transformation, and long-term competent strategy to our peacemaking.
- George “Tink” Tinker, Baldridge Professor of American Indian Culture and Practice at Iliff and author of “Missionary Conquest”.
- Elizabeth Garcia, CPTer and immigration activist mobilizing opposition against the Border Wall and immigration detention centers
- Harley Eagle, Coordinator of Indigenous Work, Mennonite Central Committee
- Highlights of CPT's peacemaking work around the world.
- Immigration: Miguel de la Torre, Associate Professor of Ethics and author of “Reading the Bible from the Margins.” Reviewing immigration situations in Greeley, IA, Arizona and other flash points of immigration conflict.
- CPT in Palestine
- CPT in Colombia
- CPT's Aboriginal Justice work
- Many more......
All Peacemaker Congress participants are invited to join in a public action supporting aboriginal justice work, and bearing witness to our faith in the God of peace and our commitment to the transformative power of nonviolence.
Besides worship, plenaries and workshops, there is programmed caucus and unprogrammed social time for you to connect with other peacemakers around shared interests.
Saturday night is a time for party and music-making.
Children and Youth
The Congress is a child-friendly event! Indicate on the registration form if you need child care for pre-school and/or elementary school children during plenary sessions and workshops. Parents and others are encouraged to volunteer as assistants. Youth are encouraged to be active participants in the Congress.
Most meals are provided by volunteers from the Congress Local Planning Committee and served at the host location. To cut costs you are welcome to bring a loaf of bread, fruit and a dozen cookies to share. You are also invited to help with meal preparation and clean up. Please note dietary needs on the registration form.
Home hospitality and no-charge dormitory style church basement accommodations are available; be sure to indicate your preference on the registration form. Those wanting to stay in a motel/hotel must make their own reservations.
Please mail your registration form early. A reduced amount is available for registrations received by August 1st. Additional information will be mailed to those who register before September 10, 2009. If you cancel before September 10, the Congress will fully refund the amount you paid for your registration fees. After September 10, the refund is 50 percent.